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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Aug 21 22:41: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.6.
Aug 21 22:44: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.8.
Date & time: Tue, 21 Aug 22:32:27 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.96°S / 168.1°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (28 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1*10^15 J (278 GWh / 2.4*10^5 tons of TNT / 14.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Tue, 21 Aug 22:32 UTCM 6.5 / 13.4 km- 79km E of Lakatoro, VanuatuUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
trinidad / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(191.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(2013.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt (via app)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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