[GeoNet] Earthquake report
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Wed Jan 2 21:02:48 UTC 2002
INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGICAL & NUCLEAR SCIENCES LTD.
The following earthquake has been recorded by the Institute
Reference number: 1830523/G
Universal Time: 2002 January 2 1723
NZ Daylight Time: 2002 January 3 6.23 a.m.
Latitude, Longitude: 18.82°S 170.26°E
Location: 240 km south-east of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
Focal depth: 33 km
Richter magnitude: 7.0
This location only uses New Zealand readings, the location
from the USGS is: 17.78S 167.83E 33 km deep, magnitude 7.3
this location is about 50 km west of Port-Vila. For more
information see http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin
This information is of limited accuracy and provided on a "best endeavour"
basis from a sparse network of seismographs. The size of the earthquakes
greater than magnitude 7 will be underestimated. Damaging earthquakes may
disrupt the information centre and the delivery of these messages.
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