Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 10.2 km northeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 8 July 2014 at 12:56 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - 10.2 km northeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 8 July 2014 at 12:56 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 115 km depth

8 Jul 13:03 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jul 8 14:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 114.0 to 115.0 km.
Date & time: 8 Jul 2014 12:56:27 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 115.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.68°S / 168.39°E (Shefa Province, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) NE of Port Vila (Shefa) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) SSE of Norsup (Malampa) (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) NNW of Isangel (Tafea) (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) SSE of Luganville (Sanma) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (Sanma) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (235 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, Province des îles Loyauté, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (269 mi) SSE of Sola (Torba) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) N of Tadine (Maré, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
484 km (300 mi) NE of Poindimié (North Province, New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
528 km (328 mi) NE of Bourail (South Province, New Caledonia) (pop: 4,830) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.2115 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 6.2118 km VANUATUEMSC

User reports for this quake (7)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
breakas resort vanuatu / Light shaking (MMI IV) : woken by rumble then slight shake felt. building structure moved but no noticeable damage. Concern for possible Tsunami?
port vila harbor / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Villa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It woke me up shook three story building for a while
port vila / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : nice one really was strong shaking for a extended period, however did not culminate with the usual whip at the end that causes the most damage here in previous earthquakes. am guessing the depth played a factor in nullifiying that and made for a more pleasant then usual experience
noumea / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Luganville (Vanuatu, 271 km NW of epicenter) : Gentle slow swaying. A noise occurred first, like a rushing sound. (reported through EMSC)
Noumea (New Caledonia, 554 km S of epicenter) : Très léger, durant très peu de temps (10s max) (reported through EMSC)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake 10.2 km northeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 8 July 2014 12:56 GMT

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 03 Jan 2015 21:00 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Nov 2014 04:18 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    71 km (44.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 10.2 km northeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 8 July 2014 at 12:56 (GMT)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us - Help us upgrade our server!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
Our server is reaching its limits and we need financing to increase capacity in order to deal with huge activity peaks when quakes occur. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every penny counts and every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features and in upgrading our software, please make a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you! With best regards from the VolcanoDiscovery team.
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | About us || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: