EARTHQUAKE -7.2M- Sola, Pacific Ocean


M 7.2 earthquake in Sola, Pacific Ocean – West,Vanuatu on 3rd April 2016 08:23:49 AM.

Magnitude M 7.2
Mercalli scale 9
Date-Time [UTC] 3rd April 2016 08:23:49 AM
Local Date/Time Saturday,April 02nd, 2016 at 19:23 in the in the evening at epicenter
Coordinate 14° 11.400,166° 54.300
Depth 10 km [6.21 miles]
Hypocentrum Shallow depth
Class Major
Continent Pacific Ocean – West
Country Vanuatu
Location 79.00 km [49.09 miles] to Sola,Pacific Ocean – West
Source USGS-RSOE
The potential impact of the earthquake Well-built buildings suffer considerable damage. Houses that are not bolted down move off their foundations. Some underground pipes are broken. The ground cracks. Reservoirs suffer serious damage.

Location

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Nearby Volcano’s 

Volcano number Volcano name Country Location State Distance
0507-02= Gaua Vanatu Banks Islands 65 km
0507-01= Suretamatai Vanatu Vanuatu-SW Pacific 75 km

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