Magnitude 7.1 - VANUATU

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2007 March 25 00:40:02 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Location20.666°S, 169.426°E
Depth35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Distances120 km (75 miles) S of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu
185 km (115 miles) ENE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
335 km (210 miles) SSE of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu
1830 km (1130 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 6.3 km (3.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=190, Nph=190, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.93 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Event IDus2007aiaf
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  • The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 115 km (75 miles) S of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu 1830 km (1140 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia at 6:40 PM MDT, Mar 24, 2007 (Mar 25 at 11:40 AM local time in Vanuatu). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

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    Felt (III) at Vila. Felt (III) at Mont-Dore, New Caledonia. Also felt at Noumea and Yate, New Caledonia.

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