Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - information

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 54 km northeast of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 13:52 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Coral Sea, 54 km northeast of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 13:52 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 196 km depth

9 May 13:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
May 9 13:59: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 193.0 to 194.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 194.0 to 196.0 km.
May 9 14:21: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.7.
Date & time: 9 May 2017 13:52:13 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 196.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.62°S / 167.32°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (34 mi) NNE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> 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 6.7196 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 6.8193 km VANUATUEMSC
M 6.8169 km- 61km NE of Port-Olry, VanuatuUSGS

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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Santo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Coral Sea, 54 km northeast of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, 9 May 2017 13:52 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes):
  • 29 Oct 2017 06:21 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    135.1 km (83.9 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2017 16:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    116.3 km (72.3 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (82 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Sep 2017 15:07 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    132.1 km (82.1 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2017 15:32 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    41.6 km (25.8 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Sep 2017 14:48 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Sep 2017 10:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    134 km (83.3 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Aug 2017 20:26 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Aug 2017 19:13 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jul 2017 01:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    172.6 km (107.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jul 2017 06:24 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 Jun 2017 02:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    146 km (90.7 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Jun 2017 20:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    139 km (86.4 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 11 Jun 2017 11:48 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    219 km (136.1 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 May 2017 03:20 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 26 May 2017 22:32 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    102 km (63.4 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 May 2017 14:14 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    203 km (126.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 May 2017 00:10 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    128 km (79.5 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 54 km northeast of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 13:52 (GMT)
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