Magnitude 6.3 - VANUATU

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2012 July 06 02:28:22 UTC

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Location14.664°S, 167.357°E
Depth162.7 km (101.1 miles)
Distances46 km (28 miles) NNE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu
93 km (57 miles) N of Luganville, Vanuatu
355 km (220 miles) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
689 km (428 miles) N of We, New Caledonia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 13.8 km (8.6 miles); depth +/- 5.9 km (3.7 miles)
ParametersNST=512, Nph=533, Dmin=826 km, Rmss=0.82 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=C
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000azes
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