Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 - information

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.4 - 180 km N of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, miércoles, 05 ago. 2020

- Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.4 - 180 km N of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, miércoles, 05 ago. 2020

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 187 km depth

5 Aug 12:13 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 7 minutos.
Aug 5 12:15: Magnitud recalculada de 6.3 a 6.4.
Profundidad recalculada de 189.0 a 187.0 km.
Aug 5 12:21: Magnitud recalculada de 6.4 a 6.5.
Aug 5 12:28: Magnitud recalculada de 6.5 a 6.4.
Fecha & hora: 5 Aug 2020 12:05:37 UTC -
Magnitud: 6.4
Profundidad: 187.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 16,14°S / 168,01°E (Vanuatu)
Volcán mas cercano: Ambrym (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km al E de Lakatoro (pop: 705)
66 km al E de Norsup (pop: 3,000)
95 km al S de Saratamata
114 km al SE de Luganville (pop: 13,400)
158 km al SE de Port-Olry (pop: 1,950)
180 km al N de Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900)
257 km al SSE de Sola (pop: 1,170)
702 km al NNE de Noumea (Nouméa, Nueva Caledonia) (pop: 93,100)
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 2,5 x 1014 joules (69,8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3,8 atomic bombs!) [aprende más]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.4187 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 6.5181 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 6.5180 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 6.1179 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 6.4183 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV
M 6.4175 kmVanuatuUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
48.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
48.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
112.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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Aftershocks of the M 6.4 terremoto: 180 km north de Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu Wed, 5 Aug 12h05

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 10 nov 2020 14:10 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    142,4 km (88,5 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 oct 2020 08:00 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    118 km (73,3 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 oct 2020 17:19 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    178,1 km (110,7 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 oct 2020 13:03 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    120,3 km (74,8 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 sep 2020 19:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    60 km (37,3 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 sep 2020 19:06 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.4 - 180 km N of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, miércoles, 05 ago. 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Profundidad
    |
    Age
    |
    Distancia
    | Details
  • 20 sep 1920 14:39
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    hace 100 años
    |
    442km / 275mi
    | Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)
  • 06 feb 2013 01:12
    | 8.0 |
    29km / 18mi
    |
    hace 8 años
    |
    676km / 420mi
    | SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
  • 17 jul 1980 19:42
    | 7.9 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    hace 40 años
    |
    461km / 286mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 02 dic 1950 19:51
    | 7.9 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    hace 70 años
    |
    251km / 156mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 03 oct 1931 19:13
    | 7.9 |
    15km / 9,3mi
    |
    hace 89 años
    |
    932km / 579mi
    | Solomon Islands
  • 09 ago 1901 13:01
    | 7.9 |
    unknown
    |
    hace 119 años
    |
    684km / 425mi
    | Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)
  • 07 oct 2009 22:18
    | 7.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    hace 11 años
    |
    439km / 273mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 31 dic 1966 18:23
    | 7.8 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    hace 54 años
    |
    477km / 296mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)
  • 17 dic 1957 13:50
    | 7.8 |
    124km / 77mi
    |
    hace 63 años
    |
    438km / 272mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 16 jun 1910 06:30
    | 7.8 |
    100km / 62mi
    |
    hace 111 años
    |
    411km / 255mi
    | Vanuatu
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