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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 73 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Monday, 7 September 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 73 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Monday, 7 September 2020

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 73 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Monday, 7 September 2020
7 Sep 06:19 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Sep 7 06:31: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.2.
Sep 7 18:14: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.0.
Date & time: Monday, 7 September 2020 06:12 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.0893°S / 168.476°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Kuwae (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
74 km (46 mi) NE of Port-Vila (pop: 35,900)
158 km (98 mi) SE of Lakatoro (pop: 700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 7 Sep 06:12 UTCM 6.0 / 10 km73 km NNE of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
Mon, 7 Sep 06:12 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
Mon, 7 Sep 06:12 UTCM 6.2 / 17 km VanuatuEMSC
Mon, 7 Sep 06:12 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
Mon, 7 Sep 06:12 UTCM 6.0 / 16.4 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV
Mon, 7 Sep 06:12 UTCM 6.2 / 16.3 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
Mon, 7 Sep 06:12 UTCM 6.0 / 10 km73 Km NNE of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
Mon, 7 Sep 06:12 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG

User reports for this quake

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Port Vila / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Oh boy, we are being rocked around on our wee island in the pacific. Quakes sure have a way to get the blood pressure rise. Rocking and rolling vertically. | 20 users found this interesting.
Shefa (Vanuatu, 68 km S of epicenter) : Second tremblement de terre à l'instant !! | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: 73 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, 7 Sep 2020 06h12

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 15 Sep 2020 08:04 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 07 Sep 2020 09:27 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Sep 2020 06:29 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Map of aftershocks

Significant earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 73 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Monday, 7 September 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 20 Sep 1920 14:39
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    100 years ago
    |
    334km / 207mi
    | Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)
  • 06 Feb 2013 01:12
    | 8.0 |
    29km / 18mi
    |
    8 years ago
    |
    793km / 493mi
    | SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
  • 17 Jul 1980 19:42
    | 7.9 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    577km / 359mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 02 Dec 1950 19:51
    | 7.9 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    167km / 104mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 09 Aug 1901 13:01
    | 7.9 |
    unknown
    |
    119 years ago
    |
    569km / 354mi
    | Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)
  • 07 Oct 2009 22:18
    | 7.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    556km / 346mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 31 Dec 1966 18:23
    | 7.8 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    54 years ago
    |
    593km / 369mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)
  • 17 Dec 1957 13:50
    | 7.8 |
    124km / 77mi
    |
    63 years ago
    |
    554km / 344mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 16 Jun 1910 06:30
    | 7.8 |
    100km / 62mi
    |
    110 years ago
    |
    294km / 183mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 07 Oct 2009 22:03
    | 7.7 |
    45km / 28mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    501km / 311mi
    | Vanuatu
  • Show all

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