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

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 74 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, September 7, 2020 at 06:12 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 74 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, September 7, 2020 at 06:12 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

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: Sep 7, 2020 06:12:40 UTC -
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.0893°S / 168.476°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode: 17.089°N / 11.524°W
Nearest volcano: Kuwae (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) SE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SE of Santo (Luganville) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (169 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (230 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSE of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NNW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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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6.010 km73 km NNE of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
6.210 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
6.217 kmVanuatuEMSC
6.210 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
6.016 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV
6.216 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

User reports for this quake (2)

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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)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

  • 21 Feb 2021 04:54 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 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

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