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Strong Earthquake Jolts Port-Olry, Vanuatu

Posted by feww on April 3, 2016

M6.9 Quake Strikes Vanuatu Region

EQ Locations
Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Location: 14.352°S 166.821°E
Depth: 35.0 km
Date/ Time: 2016-04-03 @ 08:23:53 UTC
Nearby Cities

  • 81km (50mi) NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu
  • 135km (84mi) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 407km (253mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

[Source: USGS/EHP]

Felt Areas Include Sanma, Torba and Luganville

Tsunami Evaluation Issued by PTWC [09:12UTC SUN APR 3 2016]-

  • MINOR SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS OF UP TO 0.3 METERS ABOVE AND BELOW THE NORMAL TIDE MAY CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.
  • THE TSUNAMI THREAT FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE HAS NOW MOSTLY PASSED. ANY REMAINING THREAT SHOULD BE EVALUATED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN IMPACTED AREAS.

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