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Strong Seismicity Continues in Vanuatu Region

Posted by feww on April 7, 2016


Third significant earthquake in four days strikes north of Sanma

M6.7 quakes Jolts Sanma, Vanuatu, the third significant event to occur in the area within four days.

Tsunami Evaluation

This event did not generate a destructive tsunami.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Location: 14.217°S, 166.554°E;
Depth: 35km
Time: 2016-04-06 at 06:54:54 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 106km (65.9 mi) W of Sola, Vanuatu
  • 181km (112.5 mi) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 454km (282.1 mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
  • 769km (477.8 mi) N of We, New Caledonia


7apr-16 sanma
[EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP]

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