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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu) on Friday, 6 September 2019
Sep 6 15:39: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.12°S / 168.96°E
Nearest volcano: Yasur
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013
joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more
Date & time: Friday, 6 September 2019 15:27 UTC
Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Fri, 6 Sep 2019|
|Fri, 6 Sep 15:27 UTC||M 5.8 / 31 km|| Vanuatu||EMSC|
|Fri, 6 Sep 15:27 UTC||M 5.8 / 41.4 km||Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu)||GeoAu|
|Fri, 6 Sep 15:28 UTC||M 5.9 / 78 km||Vanuatu Islands||BMKG|
|Fri, 6 Sep 15:27 UTC||M 5.9 / 29.1 km||74km SSW of Isangel, Vanuatu||USGS|
|Fri, 6 Sep 15:27 UTC||M 6.0 / 19.5 km||Vanuatu [Sea]||INGV|
"I felt it" reports:
(1815.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map]
/ MMI II (Very weak shaking): Thought it was truck going past apartment block. I am on first floor apartment and was in bed reading. Must of been big if I felt it here in Australia! (via app)
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Map||Source|
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