Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours
10-18 Oct 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicila and Eolian Islands (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 13 July 1994

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 13 July 1994
Date & time: Wednesday, 13 July 1994 02:35 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.62°S / 167.518°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) S of Lakatoro (pop: 700)
128 km (80 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
150 km (94 mi) NW of Port-Vila (pop: 35,900)
155 km (97 mi) SW of Saratamata (pop: 0)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 1 Jan 00:00 UTCM
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.

Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: Vanuatu, 13 Jul 1994 02h35

Show info about this
List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (53 quakes):
  • 24 Apr 1996 15:49 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    114.1 km (70.9 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Mar 1996 15:43 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    222 km (138 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Mar 1996 14:48 UTC
    | M 6.7 |
    164.4 km (102.2 mi) depth
    |
    214 km (133 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Vanuatu on Sunday, 17 March 1996
  • 11 Feb 1996 20:50 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    18.4 km (11.4 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 1995 05:46 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 1995 16:08 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    156 km (97 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Sep 1995 02:05 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    79 km (49.1 mi) depth
    |
    211 km (131 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Sep 1995 04:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    124.4 km (77.3 mi) depth
    |
    164 km (102 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Aug 1995 17:10 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    16.8 km (10.4 mi) depth
    |
    145 km (90 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Vanuatu on Thursday, 31 August 1995
  • 16 Aug 1995 23:50 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    151.9 km (94.4 mi) depth
    |
    185 km (115 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 1995 11:21 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    134.6 km (83.6 mi) depth
    |
    206 km (128 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Aug 1995 10:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    119 km (73.9 mi) depth
    |
    183 km (114 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jun 1995 07:57 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jun 1995 15:28 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    140 km (87 mi) depth
    |
    199 km (124 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 1995 03:29 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    171.3 km (106.4 mi) depth
    |
    188 km (117 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Apr 1995 05:02 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    27.7 km (17.2 mi) depth
    |
    192 km (119 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 13 July 1994
 

More on VolcanoDiscovery

 
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!


Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.