Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - 56km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Friday, 23 January 2015

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 85 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, January 23, 2015 14:47:27

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 85 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, January 23, 2015 14:47:27

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 219 km depth

23 Jan 03:53 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Jan 23 04:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.9 to 6.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 198.0 to 218.5 km.
Date & time: 23 Jan 2015 03:47:27 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, January 23, 2015 14:47:27
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 218.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.0004°S / 168.5314°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) NNE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) SE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (182 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
552 km (343 mi) NE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SSE of Ambrym Island (pop: 7,280) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSE of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) NNW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
M 6.8219 km84km NNE of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 6.7216 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 6.5220 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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