Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 195 km southeast of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 4 December 2019 at 20:10 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 195 km southeast of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 4 December 2019 at 20:10 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 264 km depth

4 Dec 20:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Dec 4 20:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 266.0 to 267.0 km.
Dec 5 09:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 267.0 to 264.0 km.
Date & time: 4 Dec 2019 08:10:03 UTC -
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 264.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.04°S / 169.56°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Traitor's Head (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) NNE of Isangel (pop: 1,440)
195 km (121 mi) SE of Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900)
318 km (198 mi) NE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400)
329 km (205 mi) NNE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490)
467 km (290 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
474 km (294 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300)
475 km (295 mi) NE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700)
484 km (301 mi) NE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
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

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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.0264 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 6.1258 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 6.0252 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 5.7269 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 6.0266 km63km NNE of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS
M 6.0260 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV

User reports for this quake (3)

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fuck (12343.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : you
Java / not felt : it's n0t g00d from it depth.!
(Vanuatu, 59 km S of epicenter) : War in den Pfahlhütten hier durch Vibrationen spürbar. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake 195 km southeast of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 4 December 20:10 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 18 Apr 2020 04:36 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 02 Mar 2020 08:19 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Dec 2019 13:28 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    129.9 km (80.7 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 195 km southeast of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 4 December 2019 at 20:10 (GMT)
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