Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Monday, 1 July 2019

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 36 km east of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 1 July 2019 at 17:13 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 36 km east of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 1 July 2019 at 17:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 115 km depth

1 Jul 17:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jul 1 17:23: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Jul 1 17:24: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: 1 Jul 2019 17:13:31 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 115.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.47°S / 167.49°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) E of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WNW of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) N of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.0115 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 6.0118 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 6.0124 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 5.9124 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 6.01 km38km ENE of Luganville, VanuatuUSGS
M 6.0104 kmVanuatu Islands [Land: Vanuatu]INGV

User reports for this quake (11)

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32.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Everyone was woken by noise and shaking. Noise and movement seemed to last a long time.
Puyallup / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : scary
33 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very loud like an aeroplane landing next to us. Very vigourous small amplititude shaking. No noticeable ground heaving or swaying. The clothes lines were swaying with a small amplititude.
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Без тряски и какой либо вибрации, был дома, ужинал, неощущал, зато в Санкт Петербурге сегодня сильный порывистый ветер. А так всё спокойно, пожалуйста, оставайтесь в безопастности, берегите себя, своих родных и близких. Вам большое спасибо.))),!!!
Aore island (36 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awaken by noise of earthquake coming. Waited for shake as we knew it was going to be a reasonable size. Nothing fallen over or damaged. Stayed in bed.
Aore Island / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking that wakes people for only few minutes
Luganville / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Luganville / Light shaking (MMI IV)
port olry vanuatu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Luganville / Weak shaking (MMI III)
(Vanuatu, 263 km S of epicenter) : 15 seconds long at worst (reported through EMSC)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 15 Dec 2019 16:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    103 km (64 mi) depth
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 12 Nov 2019 15:51 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    116 km (72.1 mi) depth
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Oct 2019 16:23 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    180 km (111.8 mi) depth
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 2019 18:37 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    124.3 km (77.2 mi) depth
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Aug 2019 05:32 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    119 km (73.9 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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