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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Saturday, 22 November 2014

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Saturday, 22 November 2014

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Saturday, 22 November 2014
Nov 22 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 71.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 22 November 2014 04:18 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 71.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.64°S / 168.2°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (51 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6*10^12 J (1.56 GWh / 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 22 Nov 2014
Sat, 22 Nov 04:18 UTCM 5.3 / 62 km VANUATUEMSC
Sat, 22 Nov 04:18 UTCM 5.2 / 61.6 km9km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
Sat, 22 Nov 04:18 UTCM 5.1 / 76 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
Villa / MMI IV (Light shaking): Crockery heard shaking in cupboards
Villa / MMI IV (Light shaking): Crockery heard shaking in cupboards
Paradise Cove Resort / MMI IV (Light shaking): First earthquake I've experienced so can't really compare to anything. Light shaking, buildings creaked.
Paradise Cove Resort / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): First earthquake I've experienced so can't really compare to anything. Light shaking, buildings creaked.
Port Vila (Vanuatu) (15 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It cam in phases - the first roar was quite low, my wife and I half stood up, trying to decide if we should move outside, which is the usual thing we do. about 3 to 5 secs after that, there was a second, much louder roar, and a few objects fell of shelves, or shifted off shelves. we were standing on the veranda, and it got a little louder for a sec or two, and we went out and stood on the grass. the whole event lasted maybe 5-10 secs (via EMSC)

 

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