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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Oct 21 07:26: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 7.1.
Date & time: Tuesday, 20 October 2015 21:52 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 143.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.86°S / 167.32°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (72 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8*10^15 J (783 GWh / 6.7*10^5 tons of TNT / 42.1 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 20 Oct 2015
Tue, 20 Oct 21:52 UTCM 7.1 / 127.1 km- 35km NE of Port-Olry, VanuatuUSGS
Tue, 20 Oct 21:52 UTCM 7.1 / 147 km VANUATUEMSC
Tue, 20 Oct 21:52 UTCM 7.5 / 177 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Reading (15814.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Alger (Algeria) (17131 km W from epicenter)(no details): It was Quick and rude... Scaring... (via EMSC)
Buckingham (United Kingdom) (15758 km NW from epicenter)(no details): On late night dogwalk in our almost silent village and there was this weird distant thunder-like, constant rumbling noise coming from the South East, lasted about 30 seconds to about a minute. (via EMSC)
Luganville (Vanuatu) (71 km S from epicenter)(no details): Long shaking period, items fell over on table, water pots spilled over (drought here) , rafters creaked, windows rattled, we went outside till it stopped. Some reports this was a 7.3 Earthquake! Waiting for more aftershocks, had a tremmer so far. Pray for RAIN here! Thanks (via EMSC)
Luganville (Vanuatu) (71 km S from epicenter)(no details): The streets of santo were really rocking this morning. Parked cars rolled into one another. Many shops closed due to stock falling from shelves. Most people ran outside. Cars stopped as road was rolling and shaking. The quake rocked on for quite a few minutes. It had several large severe pushes and swaying motions. Strongest one I have felt for about 5 years. (via EMSC)
Port Olry (Vanuatu) (33 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Felt it very hard may be because of close epicentre (via EMSC)
Port Vila (Vanuatu) (335 km S from epicenter)(no details): Shaking. Port Vila (via EMSC)
Port Vila (Vanuatu) (334 km S from epicenter)(no details): Large waves of shaking (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource


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