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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 at 13:49 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 at 13:49 (GMT)
14 Jun 13:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jun 14 13:57: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 131.0 to 130.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 130.0 to 134.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 134.0 to 133.0 km.
Jun 14 14:00: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 133.0 to 131.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 131.0 to 134.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 134.0 to 133.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 133.0 to 130.0 km.
Jun 14 14:08: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 130.0 to 114.0 km.
Date & time: 2016-06-14 01:49:23 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 114.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.73°S / 168.75°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Traitor's Head (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) NW of Isangel (pop: 1,400)
120 km (74 mi) SE of Port-Vila (pop: 35,900)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016-06-14 13:49:23 UTCM 6.2 / 114 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
2016-06-14 13:49:24 UTCM 6.2 / 128 kmVANUATUEMSC
2016-06-14 13:49:24 UTCM 6.2 / 121.5 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV
2016-06-14 13:49:22 UTC
2016-06-15 00:49:22 +11:00
M 6.2 / 111 km98km NNW of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS

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User reports for this quake (7)

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Nasama resort on pango road (116.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Tuo Maré / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Réveillé par le lit qui s'est mis à tremblé fort grondement de la terre
We lifou (286.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
118 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Port Vila / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lenakel (Vanuatu, 98 km SE of epicenter) : Strong enough to wake up me. Felt as though it lasted a while - 10 seconds? Maybe more, hard to tell! Any tsunami warnings? Thanks (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Vanuatu Islands 2016-06-14 13:49 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 27 Nov 2016 20:13 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    161 km (100 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Nov 2016 05:45 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    230 km (142.9 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Aug 2016 11:40 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    212 km (131.7 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jul 2016 15:13 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    182 km (113.1 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Wednesday, 20 July 2016 at 15:13 (GMT)
  • 09 Jul 2016 22:06 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Jul 2016 00:27 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    269 km (167.1 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 at 13:49 (GMT)

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