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2ND Significant Earthquake Strikes Vanuatu Region

Posted by feww on April 6, 2016

M6.9 Quakes Jolts Sanma, Vanuatu

The quake was the second significant event to occur in the area within three days.

Tsunami Evaluation

This event did not generate a destructive tsunami.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Location: 14.110°S, 166.567°E; depth=33.7 km (20.9 mi)
Time: 2016-04-06 06:58:50 (UTC)

Nearby Cities:

  • 109km (68mi) WSW of Sola, Vanuatu
  • 170km (106mi) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 442km (275mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
  • 756km (470mi) N of We, New Caledonia
  • 887km (551mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands

vanuatu 6apr2016
[EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP]
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