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07 April 2016

2016-04-07 03:32:55 UPDATED: (M6.9) VANUATU -14.0 166.5 (10544)

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==



Region: VANUATU
Geographic coordinates: 14.013S, 166.549E
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 32 km
Universal Time (UTC): 7 Apr 2016 03:32:55
Time near the Epicenter: 7 Apr 2016 14:32:55
Local standard time in your area: 7 Apr 2016 05:32:55

Location with respect to nearby cities:
109 km (67 mi) W of Sola, Vanuatu
180 km (111 mi) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
453 km (280 mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
767 km (475 mi) N of We, New Caledonia
879 km (544 mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands


ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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event ID : us 20005fzn

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EARTHQUAKE: Magnitude 6.8 VANUATU 07/04/2016 03:32 (UTC)

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Magnitude 6.8 07/04/2016 03:32 VANUATU

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A magnitude 6.8 earthquake has occurred VANUATU at:
13.92S 166.62E Depth 46km 07/04/2016 at 03:32:57 (Universal Time)

Earthquake location with respect to nearby cities:
2062 km NE Brisbane (pop 1843392, local time 13:32:57.5 2016-04-07)
1346 km W Suva (pop 199455, local time 15:32:57.5 2016-04-07)
186 km NW Luganville (pop 13397, local time 14:32:57.5 2016-04-07)

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Manual location disseminated on 07/04/2016 03:50 (UTC)
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M6.8 VANUATU 07/04/2016 03:32 (UTC)

07/04/2016 03:32.
Magnitude 6.8.
VANUATU .
Latitude 13.92 South.
Longitude 166.62 East.
Depth 47 kilometers.
62 kilometers South of Vipaka

ALERT: Mw 6.8 VANUATU 62 km S Vipaka 07/04/2016 03:32 (UTC)

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WARNING : These parameters are preliminary and subject to revision.
Location and magnitude estimations may be revised if necessary in
an INFORMATION message.
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EARTHQUAKE on 07/04/2016 at 03:32 (UTC)
VANUATU 62 km S Vipaka

MAGNITUDE: Mw 6.8

Data provided by: AT AUST BGSG BUD GFZ KAN MAD PTWC SC3

Latitude = 13.92 S
Longitude = 166.62 E
Origin Time = 03:32:57.5 (UTC)
Depth = 47 Km
RMS = 1.83 sec
Gap = 33 degrees
95% confidence ellipse: - Semi major = 10.9 Km
- Semi minor = 9.6 Km
- Azimuth of major axis = 61 degrees

Number of data used = 83

Preliminary location computed on Thu Apr 7 03:50:44 2016 (UTC)
Done by Pascal Roudil

Comments :

Message number: 2299

All magnitudes estimations :
Mi6.9 (AT) M 7.1 (AUST) Mw7.0 (BGSG) M 6.8 (BUD) M
6.4 (GFZ) Mw6.7 (KAN) Mw6.9 (PTWC) M 6.6 (SC3)

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[Tsunami Message - IOC] PTWC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
0341 UTC THU APR 7 2016

...PTWC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT...


**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****

THIS STATEMENT IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE
UNESCO/IOC PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING AND MITIGATION SYSTEM AND IS
MEANT FOR NATIONAL AUTHORITIES IN EACH COUNTRY OF THAT SYSTEM.

NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WILL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF
ALERT FOR EACH COUNTRY AND MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL OR MORE REFINED
INFORMATION.

**** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

* MAGNITUDE 6.9
* ORIGIN TIME 0333 UTC APR 7 2016
* COORDINATES 13.9 SOUTH 166.6 EAST
* DEPTH 33 KM / 20 MILES
* LOCATION VANUATU


EVALUATION
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.9 OCCURRED IN
THE VANUATU ISLANDS AT 0333 UTC ON THURSDAY APRIL 7 2016.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT
FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
-------------------

* NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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* THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED OR THE SITUATION CHANGES.

* AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL LOWER CASE-.

* FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT
PTWC.WEATHER.GOV AND AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

* COASTAL REGIONS OF HAWAII... AMERICAN SAMOA... GUAM... AND
CNMI SHOULD REFER TO PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES
SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE PLACES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT
PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.

* COASTAL REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA... OREGON... WASHINGTON...
BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD ONLY REFER TO U.S. NATIONAL
TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT
NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

$$