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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Thursday, 21 June 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Thursday, 21 June 2018

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Thursday, 21 June 2018
Date & time: Thursday, 21 June 2018 21:13 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.73°S / 168.05°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (43 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.3*10^14 J (35 GWh / 30089 tons of TNT / 1.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 21 Jun 2018
Thu, 21 Jun 21:13 UTCM 6.1 / 60 km VANUATUEMSC
Thu, 21 Jun 21:13 UTCM 6.1 / 21.8 km- 33km WSW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Namburu, Port Vila, Efate (28.3 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was watching the world cup highlights lying down when suddenly everything started shaking and items falling from the shelves. It continued for sometime before causing any major damages. Thank you lord.
(31.3 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Port Vila, at Erakor Bridge. (30.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Just completing last of 5 earthquake and cyclone resistant domes, they shook and no damage. All the workers cheered. proof of concept. We decided it was like the crash testing of a new model car. We celebrated with drinks after work
Safe housing for Vanuatu . . .  Pacific Ocean Domes (public domain)The happy crew after a couple of celebratory drinks (public domain)
Eratap / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
University of the South Pacific / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Ellouk Plateau / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Havent felt one thaat strong for a while. I work up on the hill overlooking Port Vila and the whole building shook quite badly. This one lasted perhaps 5mns.
Stop it I don’t like it / not felt
Port Vila / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Mele Bay / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Port Vila, At the Ministry of Internal Affairs. / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): The Earthquake for me is scary and i have not felt that kind of earth quake for a while now.
Port Vila Erator / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was worrying we are on holiday in Aquana Beach Resort Port Vila and we were in our room with our 4 year old we just fell to the floor and stayed there. I think we were most concerned about whether there would be a tsunami after or not
Maleemat Primary School / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was working at Maleemat Primary School and the whole classroom shook and rocked from side to side. My students screamed earthquake and ran from the room, throwing chairs to get out. Students were sent home
Breakas resort (27.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Started as a gentle shake and then had a large shake at the end.
Mangaliliu / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Espiritu santo / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Port Vila Wharf (42.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Felt like 5 seconds of strong shaking. Beds and furniture aggressively moving. TV's and stone ornaments fallen and broken. Water in pool became rough and waves in pool flowing out. Animals scared and loud noises around house while shaking.
(29.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
(27.7 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)(via app)
Port Vila (28.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Port Vila / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Holiday Inn, Port Vila, Vanuatu / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The ground shifted sideways, I heard plates fall off shelves, and water was displaced from the pool.
Water displaced out of the pool (public domain)Water displaced out of the pool (public domain)
(28 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)(via app)
Port Vila / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Port Vila / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Port Vila Vanuatu / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(26.8 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)(via app)
(27.8 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(23.7 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Very significant rock and roll (via app)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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