Magnitude 6.3 - VANUATU

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2009 June 02 02:17:03 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.3
Date-Time
Location17.752°S, 167.945°E
Depth15 km (9.3 miles) set by location program
RegionVANUATU
Distances40 km (25 miles) W of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu
245 km (150 miles) NW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu
260 km (160 miles) SSE of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
1875 km (1160 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.6 km (2.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=167, Nph=167, Dmin=503.5 km, Rmss=0.84 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=R
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2009hjah
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Felt (III) at Port-Vila. Also felt at Lakatoro.

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