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

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Jul 8 14:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 114.0 to 115.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 8 July 2014 12:56 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 115.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.68°S / 168.39°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (30 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.3*10^14 J (35 GWh / 30089 tons of TNT / 1.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 8 Jul 2014
Tue, 8 Jul 12:56 UTCM 6.2 / 118 km VANUATUEMSC

"I felt it" reports:
breakas resort vanuatu / MMI IV (Light shaking): woken by rumble then slight shake felt. building structure moved but no noticeable damage. Concern for possible Tsunami?
port vila harbor / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Port Villa / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It woke me up shook three story building for a while
port vila / MMI V (Moderate shaking): 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 / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Luganville (Vanuatu) (271 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Gentle slow swaying. A noise occurred first, like a rushing sound. (via EMSC)
Noumea (New Caledonia) (554 km S from epicenter)(no details): Très léger, durant très peu de temps (10s max) (via EMSC)

 

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