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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 107 Km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, on 1 Oct 6:35 am (GMT +11)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 107 Km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, on 1 Oct 6:35 am (GMT +11)
30 Sep 19:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
30 Sep 20:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Date & time: 2020-09-30 07:35:25 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 1 Oct 6:35 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17°S / 167.67°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Epi (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (64 mi) SE of Lakatoro (pop: 700)
107 km (66 mi) NW of Port-Vila (pop: 35,900)
173 km (108 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
193 km (120 mi) S of Saratamata (pop: 0)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.7°C (76 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 12 m/s (22 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-09-30 19:35:25 UTC
1 Oct 6:35 am (GMT +11)
M 5.3 / 10 km107 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGFZ
2020-09-30 19:35:25 UTCM 5.3 / 20 km5.2 VanuatuEMSC
2020-09-30 19:35:23 UTCM 5.4 / 8.7 km97 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
2020-09-30 19:35:23 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km95 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGeoAu
2020-09-30 19:35:24 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km83 Km NNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuBMKG

User reports for this quake (4)

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111.4 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Laying awake, so felt it. My wife slept through it, so not very strong at all. Animals are sensitive to these things, therefore the cat, who was snoozing at the end of the bed, woke up, big green eyes darted around the room.
Port vila (107.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Port vila (108.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short (reported through our app)
Huesca hora las 0:00 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : Mi experiencia acaba de suceder lo hemos notado mi mujer y yo estando en dos habitaculos distintos de nuesro domicilio. Pero ha ocurrido sobre las 00,00 de la noche

Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake 107 Km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, 1 Oct 6:35 am (GMT +11)

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 02 Oct 2020 13:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Sep 2020 20:03 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 107 Km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, on 1 Oct 6:35 am (GMT +11)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 20 Sep 1920 14:39
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    100 years ago
    |
    355km / 221mi
    | Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)
  • 06 Feb 2013 01:12
    | 8.0 |
    29km / 18mi
    |
    8 years ago
    |
    748km / 465mi
    | SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
  • 17 Jul 1980 19:42
    | 7.9 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    532km / 331mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 02 Dec 1950 19:51
    | 7.9 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    153km / 95mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 03 Oct 1931 19:13
    | 7.9 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    89 years ago
    |
    964km / 599mi
    | Solomon Islands
  • 09 Aug 1901 13:01
    | 7.9 |
    unknown
    |
    119 years ago
    |
    607km / 377mi
    | Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)
  • 07 Oct 2009 22:18
    | 7.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    518km / 322mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 31 Dec 1966 18:23
    | 7.8 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    54 years ago
    |
    559km / 347mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)
  • 17 Dec 1957 13:50
    | 7.8 |
    124km / 77mi
    |
    63 years ago
    |
    521km / 323mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 16 Jun 1910 06:30
    | 7.8 |
    100km / 62mi
    |
    110 years ago
    |
    342km / 212mi
    | Vanuatu
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