Strong earthquake rocks Vanuatu

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Strong earthquake rocked Vanuatu today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.0

Date-Time • 20 Jul 2016 15:13:16 UTC

• 21 Jul 2016 02:13:16 near epicenter

Location 18.900S 169.029E

Depth 164 km

Distances • 76 km (47 mi) NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu
• 149 km (92 mi) SSE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
• 289 km (179 mi) NE of We, New Caledonia
• 421 km (261 mi) SSE of Luganville, Vanuatu
• 449 km (278 mi) NE of Dumbea, New Caledonia

Location Uncertainty

Horizontal: 6.2 km; Vertical 4.5 km
Parameters Nph = 122; Dmin = 279.6 km; Rmss = 0.80 seconds; Gp = 24°