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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Thursday, 11 July 2019

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Thursday, 11 July 2019
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: Thursday, 11 July 2019 15:31 UTC
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:
48 km (30 mi) SW of Port-Vila (pop: 35,900)
199 km (123 mi) SE of Lakatoro (pop: 700)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 11 Jul 15:31 UTCM 4.9 / 23 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
Thu, 11 Jul 15:31 UTCM 5.0 / 48.2 km67km WSW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
Thu, 11 Jul 15:31 UTCM 5.0 / 10 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
Thu, 11 Jul 15:31 UTCM 5.0 / 40 km VanuatuEMSC

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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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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Thursday, 11 July 2019

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