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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 98 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Saturday, 12 September 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.2 quake: 97 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, 6 Sep 2020 02h59, which had occurred 6 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - 98 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Saturday, 12 September 2020
12 Sep 08:43 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
12 Sep 08:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9. Epicenter location corrected by 6.2 km (3.8 mi) towards NW.
12 Sep 18:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Date & time: Saturday, 12 September 2020 08:34 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.07°S / 167.72°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) NW of Port-Vila (pop: 35,900)
113 km (70 mi) SE of Lakatoro (pop: 700)
182 km (113 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
200 km (124 mi) S of Saratamata (pop: 0)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 12 Sep 08:34 UTCM 5.8 / 10 km98 km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGFZ
Sat, 12 Sep 08:34 UTCM 5.9 / 30 km VanuatuEMSC
Sat, 12 Sep 08:34 UTCM 5.8 / 16.6 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
Sat, 12 Sep 08:34 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
Sat, 12 Sep 08:34 UTCM 6.2 / 15.6 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV
Sat, 12 Sep 08:34 UTCM 5.9 / 10 km84 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
Sat, 12 Sep 08:34 UTCM 5.8 / 10 km71 Km NNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuBMKG

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Port-Vila (Vanuatu, 101 km SE of epicenter) : Shaky but short (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 98 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Saturday, 12 September 2020

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