Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 27km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu on Friday, 7 February 2014

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Coral Sea, 25 km east of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, February 07, 2014 19:40:12

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Coral Sea, 25 km east of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, February 07, 2014 19:40:12

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 111 km depth

7 Feb 08:52 UTC: First to report: USGS after 12 minutes.
Date & time: 7 Feb 2014 08:40:12 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, February 07, 2014 19:40:12
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 111.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.057°S / 167.302°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) E of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) NNE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NNE of Lataroa Island --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) N of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.5123 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 6.5111 km27km E of Port-Olry, VanuatuUSGS
M 6.5115 km VANUATUEMSC
M 6.4154 kmNear Espiritu Santo, VanuatuGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Coral Sea, 25 km east of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, Friday, February 07, 2014 19:40:12

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes):
  • 06 Jul 2014 10:13 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Jun 2014 00:06 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    147 km (91.3 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jun 2014 09:10 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    149 km (92.6 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 08 Jun 2014 03:07 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    5.6 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 May 2014 15:45 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    108 km (67.1 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 May 2014 13:03 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    173.8 km (108 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 May 2014 13:03 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    174 km (108.1 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 29 Apr 2014 16:11 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    161.8 km (100.5 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 2014 16:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    162 km (100.7 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 21 Apr 2014 23:31 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    15.1 km (9.4 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 10 Mar 2014 13:28 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    202.8 km (126 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Mar 2014 17:34 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    114.2 km (71 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Mar 2014 17:34 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    114 km (70.8 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 04 Mar 2014 06:44 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    119.3 km (74.1 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 2014 21:18 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    291 km (180.8 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Feb 2014 00:46 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    125 km (77.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Feb 2014 00:09 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    110.2 km (68.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2014 19:14 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    135.6 km (84.3 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Coral Sea, 25 km east of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, February 07, 2014 19:40:12
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