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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Sunday, 3 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Sunday, 3 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Sunday, 3 April 2016
Apr 3 08:35: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 52.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 52.0 to 40.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 3 April 2016 08:23 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.25°S / 166.85°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (75 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1*10^15 J (278 GWh / 2.4*10^5 tons of TNT / 14.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 3 Apr 2016
Sun, 3 Apr 08:23 UTCM 6.9 / 46 km VANUATUEMSC
Sun, 3 Apr 08:23 UTCM 6.9 / 35 km- 81km NNW of Port-Olry, VanuatuUSGS

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"I felt it" reports:
Luganville (Vanuatu) (137 km S from epicenter)(no details): Very noisy before we felt movement. Lots of swaying (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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