Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 128 km north of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on 29 Oct 1:12 am (GMT +11) -

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - 128 km north of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on 29 Oct 1:12 am (GMT +11)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 185 km depth

28 Oct 14:22 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
28 Oct 14:27: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 187.0 to 192.0 km (from 116 to 119 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.7 km (3.5 mi) towards S.
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28 Oct 15:27: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 182.0 to 185.0 km (from 113 to 115 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (1.9 mi) towards NW.
Date & time: 28 Oct 2020 02:12:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 29 Oct 1:12 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 185.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.4°S / 167.43°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) SSW of Sola (pop: 1,170)
81 km (50 mi) NNE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950)
128 km (79 mi) NNE of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
189 km (117 mi) N of Lakatoro (pop: 705)
383 km (238 mi) NNW of Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900)
446 km (277 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553)
605 km (376 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440)
725 km (451 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 26.9°C (80 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.8185 km81 Km NNE of Port-Olry, VanuatuEMSC
M 5.8184 km76 Km NNE of Port-Olry, VanuatuGFZ
M 5.8185 km78 Km NNE of Port-Olry, VanuatuGeoAu
M 5.8178 km65 Km SSW of Sola, VanuatuUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake 128 km north of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, 29 Oct 1:12 am (GMT +11)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 29 Nov 2020 09:01 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    111 km (69 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 Nov 2020 08:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    178.1 km (110.7 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 128 km north of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on 29 Oct 1:12 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
    |
    643km / 400mi
    | Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)
  • 06 Feb 2013 01:12
    | 8.0 |
    29km / 18mi
    |
    8 years ago
    |
    477km / 297mi
    | SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
  • 17 Jul 1980 19:42
    | 7.9 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    265km / 165mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 02 Dec 1950 19:51
    | 7.9 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    443km / 275mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 03 Oct 1931 19:13
    | 7.9 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    89 years ago
    |
    777km / 483mi
    | Solomon Islands
  • 09 Aug 1901 13:01
    | 7.9 |
    unknown
    |
    119 years ago
    |
    888km / 552mi
    | Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)
  • 07 Oct 2009 22:18
    | 7.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    238km / 148mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 31 Dec 1966 18:23
    | 7.8 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    54 years ago
    |
    274km / 170mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)
  • 17 Dec 1957 13:50
    | 7.8 |
    124km / 77mi
    |
    63 years ago
    |
    235km / 146mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 30 Apr 1939 02:55
    | 7.8 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    82 years ago
    |
    969km / 602mi
    | Solomon Islands
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