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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 181.0 to 180.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 180.0 to 181.0 km.
Jul 20 15:22: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 181.0 to 183.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 183.0 to 181.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 181.0 to 184.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 184.0 to 185.0 km.
Jul 20 15:27: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 185.0 to 182.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 182.0 to 180.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 180.0 to 182.0 km.
Date & time: Wed, 20 Jul 15:13:18 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 182.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.92°S / 168.96°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Traitor's Head (28 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Wed, 20 Jul 15:13 UTCM 6.1 / 163 km VANUATUEMSC
Wed, 20 Jul 15:13 UTCM 6.1 / 176.2 kmVanuatu Islands [Land: Vanuatu]INGV
Wed, 20 Jul 15:13 UTCM 6.0 / 164.1 km- 76km NNW of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS
Wed, 20 Jul 15:13 UTCM 6.2 / 175 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Port vila, vanuatu (148.7 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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