Magnitude 6.8 - VANUATU

2009 October 08 08:28:48 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
Location13.298°S, 165.951°E
Depth35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
RegionVANUATU
Distances280 km (175 miles) NNW of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
285 km (175 miles) S of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Isl.
555 km (345 miles) NNW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu
2070 km (1280 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 9.1 km (5.7 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=118, Nph=118, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.5 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2009mmbf
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Felt Reports

WP 7.0 (GS).

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