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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Friday, 18 January 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Friday, 18 January 2019

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Friday, 18 January 2019
Jan 18 13:34: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 37.0 km.
Jan 18 13:37: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 5.9.
Jan 18 13:44: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: Fri, 18 Jan 13:18:30 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.12°S / 168.75°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Traitor's Head (66 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
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Fri, 18 Jan 13:18 UTCM 5.9 / 40 km VANUATUEMSC
Fri, 18 Jan 13:18 UTCM 6.0 / 60.2 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
Fri, 18 Jan 13:18 UTCM 6.1 / 72.7 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV
Fri, 18 Jan 13:18 UTCM 6.0 / 45.1 km- 76km WNW of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Port Vila town centre / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Port vila / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(161.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Bourail nouvelle caledonie / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Grand hotel / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Port Vila / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(417.1 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(159.2 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(423 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Port vila / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(417.4 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Port Vila / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Mangoes Resort, Port Vila / MMI IV (Light shaking): First quake, sounded like someone walking on roof.
Port Vila, Vanuatu / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Port Vila / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Shefa (Vanuatu) (164 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It made the building sway (via EMSC)

 

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