Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Saturday, 14 December 2019

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 53 km south of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 14 December 2019 at 04:57 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 53 km south of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 14 December 2019 at 04:57 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 Dec 05:05 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Dec 14 05:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: 14 Dec 2019 04:57:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.35°S / 167.62°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) NNE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NNW of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.010 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.910 kmVanuatuEMSC
6.1126 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
5.8kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
6.110.9 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV
5.927 km61km SSE of Sola, VanuatuUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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South Ozone Park, New York, USA (263.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was in a Walgreens pharmacy shopping when suddenly I felt the earth beneath my feet shaking. I turn around and looked at my wife and ask her if she felt something she said yes. It lasted for a few seconds.  
Russia, Sankt Petersburg(GMT+3), not felt. / not felt : Не почувствовал и не ощущал, даже не заметил. Пожалуйста, оставайтесь в безопасности, берегите Себя, Своих родных и близких людей. Да геология рулит.))),!!!  
Hongkong / not felt : Another Man Made Quake! All Quakes about down to 20 KM are faked and made by the Khazar Jesuit Mafia with Haarp, ELF and other Equipment! We must stop that and them! Now! Timebis running out for the Pedophile Scum!  
Kuta / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 23 Mar 2020 06:37 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    104 km (64.6 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Feb 2020 02:04 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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