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18 April 2016

EARTHQUAKE: Magnitude 6.0 VANUATU 18/04/2016 13:06 (UTC)

EMSC earthquake notification

Magnitude 6.0 18/04/2016 13:06 VANUATU

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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has occurred VANUATU at:
19.47S 169.05E Depth 80km 18/04/2016 at 13:06:12 (Universal Time)

Earthquake location with respect to nearby cities:
1858 km NE Brisbane (pop 1843392, local time 23:06:12.3 2016-04-18)
998 km W Suva (pop 199455, local time 01:06:12.3 2016-04-19)
208 km S Vila (pop 35901, local time 00:06:12.3 2016-04-19)
25 km W Isangel (pop 1437, local time 00:06:12.3 2016-04-19)

Comments :

Manual location disseminated on 18/04/2016 13:32 (UTC)
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GFZ KAN
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M6.0 VANUATU 18/04/2016 13:06 (UTC)

18/04/2016 13:06.
Magnitude 6.0.
VANUATU .
Latitude 19.47 South.
Longitude 169.05 East.
Depth 80 kilometers.
22 kilometers West of Loanatom

INFO: Mw 6.0 VANUATU 22 km W Loanatom 18/04/2016 13:06 (UTC)

Centre Sismologique Euro-Mediterraneen
European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre

Rapid Determination of Source Parameters
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EARTHQUAKE on 18/04/2016 at 13:06 (UTC)
VANUATU 22 km W Loanatom

MAGNITUDE: Mw 6.0

Data provided by: AUST BUD GFZ GSRC KAN MAD

Latitude = 19.47 S
Longitude = 169.05 E
Origin Time = 13:06:12.3 (UTC)
Depth = 80 Km
RMS = 1.05 sec
Gap = 66 degrees
95% confidence ellipse: - Semi major = 6.0 Km
- Semi minor = 5.2 Km
- Azimuth of major axis = 75 degrees

Number of data used = 130

Preliminary location computed on Mon Apr 18 13:32:05 2016 (UTC)
Done by J Bailleul

Comments :

Message number: 2307

All magnitudes estimations :
M 6.0 (AUST) M 6.8 (BUD) mb6.2 (GFZ) Mb6.8 (GSRC)
Mw6.3 (KAN)

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