Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Thursday, 11 July 2019 at 15:31 (GMT)

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Thursday, 11 July 2019 at 15:31 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 23 km depth

11 Jul 15:45 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 14 minutes.
Jul 11 15:50: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.1.
Jul 11 15:55: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Jul 12 10:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 23.0 km.
Date & time: 11 Jul 2019 03:31:32 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.83°S / 167.88°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) WSW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900)
199 km (123 mi) SSE of Lakatoro (pop: 705)
241 km (150 mi) NW of Isangel (pop: 1,440)
268 km (167 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
322 km (200 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950)
349 km (217 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400)
441 km (274 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170)
516 km (321 mi) NNE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.923 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 5.048 km67km WSW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 5.010 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 5.040 kmVanuatuEMSC

User reports for this quake (6)

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Tasariki Campus. Port Vila / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awoken by loud cluttering sound like metal objects hitting against each other on the roof. This woke us up. Same time felt our bed moving. All adults in the three bedrooms woke up with the roof sound.
47.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Port vila / Light shaking (MMI IV)
port vila / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My bed was shake hard for several second, waking me up
Port Vila, Efate / Light shaking (MMI IV)
46.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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