Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 92 km southwest of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 6 April 2016 at 06:58 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Coral Sea, 92 km southwest of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 6 April 2016 at 06:58 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 30 km depth

6 Apr 07:07 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Apr 6 07:11: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 30.0 km.
Apr 6 08:26: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.7.
Date & time: 6 Apr 2016 06:58:49 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.15°S / 166.73°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (58 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) NNW of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SW of Ureparapara Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.730 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 6.730 km VANUATUEMSC
M 6.724 km- 105km WSW of Sola, VanuatuUSGS

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Luganville / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking of the couch, was felt be everyone in the outside terrace
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Coral Sea, 92 km southwest of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, 6 April 2016 06:58 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (41 quakes):
  • 01 Oct 2016 02:33 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    249 km (154.7 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Aug 2016 02:30 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Jul 2016 14:00 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Jul 2016 23:07 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    142 km (88.2 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Jul 2016 16:32 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    166 km (103.1 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Jul 2016 04:38 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    157 km (97.6 mi) depth
    |
    110 km (68 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Jun 2016 22:46 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Jun 2016 13:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    38.8 km (24.1 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jun 2016 13:31 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    226 km (140.4 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 May 2016 23:22 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    176.4 km (109.6 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 2016 21:40 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    134 km (83.3 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 May 2016 19:08 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 May 2016 21:59 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    146 km (90.7 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 May 2016 03:13 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 May 2016 07:23 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 May 2016 06:24 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    39.3 km (24.4 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 92 km southwest of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 6 April 2016 at 06:58 (GMT)
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