Magnitude 6.4 - VANUATU
2008 March 12 11:23:34 UTC
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|Depth||10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program|
|Distances||120 km (75 miles) SSE of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu|
165 km (100 miles) NW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu
385 km (240 miles) NNW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu
1905 km (1180 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 8.1 km (5.0 miles); depth fixed by location program|
|Parameters||NST=120, Nph=120, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.32 sec, Gp= 29°,|
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
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The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 120 km (75 miles) S of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu, 170 km (105 miles) NW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu, 390 km (240 miles) NNW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu, 1890 km (1180 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia at 4:23 AM MST, Mar 12, 2008 (10:23 PM local time in Vanuatu). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. This earthquake is located in a remote area and no damage or casualties are expected.
Scientific & Technical Information
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