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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Saturday, 19 December 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Saturday, 19 December 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Saturday, 19 December 2015
Dec 19 07:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.0.
Date & time: Sat, 19 Dec 02:10:54 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.24°S / 169.39°E
Nearest volcano: Traitor's Head (65 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sat, 19 Dec
Sat, 19 Dec 02:10 UTCM 6.0 / 10 km VANUATU[Map]EMSC
Sat, 19 Dec 02:10 UTCM 6.2 / 10 km- 128km N of Isangel, Vanuatu[Map]USGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 28 Dec
Mon, 28 Dec 14:20 UTCM 4.6 / 107 km - [info] (59 km) VANUATU[Map]EMSC
Fri, 15 Jan
Fri, 15 Jan 11:22 UTCM 4.4 / 10 km - [info] (91 km) VANUATU
[Map]
EMSC
Port Vila (Vanuatu) (83 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very slight movement in Port Vila (via EMSC)
Sun, 24 Jan
Sun, 24 Jan 13:32 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km - [info] (87 km)- 83km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu[Map]USGS
Fri, 5 Feb
Fri, 5 Feb 13:42 UTCM 4.9 / 41 km - [info] (103 km) VANUATU[Map]EMSC
Fri, 5 Feb 14:12 UTCM 4.9 / 124 km - [info] (49 km)Vanuatu Islands[Map]GFZ
Mon, 8 Feb
Mon, 8 Feb 12:05 UTCM 4.9 / 54 km - [info] (90 km) VANUATU[Map]EMSC
Sun, 28 Feb
Sun, 28 Feb 15:56 UTCM 4.9 / 30 km - [info] (93 km) VANUATU[Map]EMSC
Tue, 1 Mar
Tue, 1 Mar 11:36 UTCM 4.4 / 254 km - [info]Traitor's Head (12 km) - Vanuatu VANUATU[Map]EMSC
Thu, 10 Mar
Thu, 10 Mar 02:16 UTCM 5.2 / 233 km - [info]Traitor's Head (24 km) - VanuatuVanuatu Islands[Map]GFZ
Sun, 3 Apr
Sun, 3 Apr 17:17 UTCM 4.6 / 35 km - [info]North Vate (27 km) - Vanuatu VANUATU[Map]EMSC
Fri, 8 Apr
Fri, 8 Apr 19:05 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (108 km)Vanuatu Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Sat, 9 Apr
Sat, 9 Apr 14:07 UTCM 4.8 / 263 km - [info] (33 km)Vanuatu Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Sat, 4 Jun
Sat, 4 Jun 21:59 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km - [info] (83 km)Vanuatu Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Port Vila (Vanuatu) (59 km N from epicenter)(no details): Very sharp shakes , we ran outside for this one , Two more later in day (via EMSC)
Port Vila (Vanuatu) (57 km N from epicenter)(no details): Guessing 6 or 7m (via EMSC)
Port Vila Vanuatu (34.8 km N from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
port vila / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It felt stronger,very long movement
Tue, 14 Jun
Tue, 14 Jun 13:49 UTCM 6.2 / 114 km - [info]Traitor's Head (45 km) - VanuatuVanuatu Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Nasama resort on pango road (116.4 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The shaking noise wake me up at 1am local time and it was like a subway passing right under our hotel room. Maybe stronger because the bed was shaking big time, and I had the feeling to be in a boat cruising on small waves. No damage to deplore.......Vanuatu is still a paradise!!! Eric
(898.3 km NNW from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Tuo Maré / MMI IV (Light shaking): Réveillé par le lit qui s'est mis à tremblé fort grondement de la terre
Lenakel (Vanuatu) (98 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Strong enough to wake up me. Felt as though it lasted a while - 10 seconds? Maybe more, hard to tell! Any tsunami warnings? Thanks (via EMSC)
We lifou (286.8 km SSW from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(118 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Port Vila / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Wed, 6 Jul
Wed, 6 Jul 00:27 UTCM 4.8 / 269 km - [info]Traitor's Head (23 km) - VanuatuVanuatu Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Sat, 9 Jul
Sat, 9 Jul 22:06 UTCM 4.8 / 30 km - [info]North Vate (85 km) - Vanuatu VANUATU[Map]EMSC
Tue, 12 Jul
Tue, 12 Jul 23:05 UTCM 4.6 / 246 km - [info] (56 km)- 70km NE of Isangel, Vanuatu[Map]USGS
Wed, 20 Jul
Wed, 20 Jul 15:13 UTCM 6.0 / 182 km - [info]Traitor's Head (28 km) - VanuatuVanuatu Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Port vila, vanuatu (148.7 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Fri, 5 Aug
Fri, 5 Aug 01:03 UTCM 4.6 / 32 km - [info] (135 km) VANUATU
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 20 Aug
Sat, 20 Aug 11:40 UTCM 4.8 / 212 km - [info]Traitor's Head (22 km) - Vanuatu VANUATU
[Map]
EMSC
Wed, 24 Aug
Wed, 24 Aug 13:06 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (135 km) VANUATU
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 1 Sep
Thu, 1 Sep 14:58 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (89 km)Vanuatu Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Mon, 12 Sep
Mon, 12 Sep 22:15 UTCM 4.7 / 32 km - [info] (76 km) VANUATU
[Map]
EMSC
Anafonitria (16196.2 km N from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Port Vila / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Thu, 29 Sep
Thu, 29 Sep 11:53 UTCM 4.5 / 46.9 km - [info]North Vate (96 km) - Vanuatu- 67km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu[Map]USGS
Fri, 14 Oct
Fri, 14 Oct 08:31 UTCM 4.5 / 272 km - [info] (46 km) VANUATU
[Map]
EMSC
Fri, 4 Nov
Fri, 4 Nov 05:45 UTCM 4.8 / 230 km - [info]Traitor's Head (9 km) - VanuatuVanuatu Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Sun, 27 Nov
Sun, 27 Nov 20:13 UTCM 4.7 / 161 km - [info]Traitor's Head (27 km) - Vanuatu VANUATU
[Map]
EMSC
Sun, 27 Nov 22:36 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (121 km)Vanuatu Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Sat, 3 Dec
Sat, 3 Dec 01:00 UTCM 4.5 / 125 km - [info] (46 km) VANUATU
[Map]
EMSC

 

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