Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 17 km northwest of Ambrym Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 12:05 (GMT)

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 17 km northwest of Ambrym Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 12:05 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 187 km depth

5 Aug 12:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Aug 5 12:15: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 189.0 to 187.0 km.
Aug 5 12:21: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.5.
Aug 5 12:28: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.4.
Date & time: Aug 5, 2020 12:05:37 UTC -
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 187.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.14°S / 168.01°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode: 16.14°N / 11.99°W
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) E of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SE of Santo (Luganville) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (159 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NW of Ambrym Island (pop: 7,280) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NNW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.4187 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
6.5181 kmVanuatuEMSC
6.5180 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
6.1179 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
6.4183 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV
6.4175 kmVanuatuUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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near Norsup, Malampa (48.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
near Norsup, Malampa (48.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Luganville, Sanma (112.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 17, 2021 03:38
46 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
Coral Sea, 36 km N of Pentecost Island, Penama Province, VanuatuMore
Jan 11, 2021 21:30
47 weeks ago
4.7

151 km
Coral Sea, 24 km NW of Pentecost Island, Penama Province, VanuatuMore
Jan 10, 2021 06:48
47 weeks ago
6.1

166 km
Coral Sea, 44 km E of Norsup, Malampa Province, VanuatuMore
Jan 9, 2021 01:39
48 weeks ago
5.3

183 km
Coral Sea, 37 km E of Malakula Island, Malampa Province, VanuatuMore
Dec 15, 2020 22:43
51 weeks ago
4.2

126 km
Coral Sea, 79 km E of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuMore
Nov 30, 2020 13:40
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.7

44 km
Coral Sea, 69 km E of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuMore
Nov 10, 2020 14:10
1 year 4 weeks ago
4.5

142 km
92 km E of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuMore
Oct 29, 2020 08:00
1 year 6 weeks ago
4.5

118 km
50 km E of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuMore
Oct 10, 2020 17:19
1 year 8 weeks ago
4.8

178 km
95 km E of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuMore
Oct 5, 2020 13:03
1 year 9 weeks ago
5.1

120 km
77 km E of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuMore
Sep 28, 2020 19:41
1 year 10 weeks ago
4.8

60 km
107 km N of Port Vila, Shefa Province, VanuatuMore
Sep 13, 2020 19:06
1 year 12 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
100 km NW of Port Vila, Shefa Province, VanuatuMore

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