Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Sunday, 6 September 2020 - information

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.2 - 97 km NW of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, domingo, 06 sep. 2020

- Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.2 - 97 km NW of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, domingo, 06 sep. 2020

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Sep 03:07 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 8 minutos.
Sep 6 03:10: Magnitud recalculada de 6.2 a 6.3.
Sep 6 06:38: Magnitud recalculada de 6.3 a 6.2.
Fecha & hora: 6 Sep 2020 02:59:17 UTC -
Magnitud: 6.2
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 17,19°S / 167,61°E (Vanuatu)
Volcán mas cercano: North Vate (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km al NW de Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900)
127 km al S de Norsup (pop: 3,000)
192 km al SSE de Luganville (pop: 13,400)
246 km al SSE de Port-Olry (pop: 1,950)
316 km al NW de Isangel (pop: 1,440)
369 km al S de Sola (pop: 1,170)
416 km al N de Wé (Lifou, Nueva Caledonia) (pop: 10,400)
578 km al NNE de Noumea (Nouméa, Nueva Caledonia) (pop: 93,100)
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 1,3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1,9 atomic bombs!) [aprende más]
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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.210 km97 km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGFZ
M 6.28.2 km101 km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 6.410.2 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV
M 6.238 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 6.133 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 6.28.2 km101 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS

User reports for this quake (20)

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Beverlyhills (96.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was a long shake about 50seconds.
96.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was quite a long shake too!
Port Vila (96.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Although it was a small shake It felt heavy
97.4 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
port vila airport (97.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
97.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
89.4 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Vanuatu Port Vila city / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : The first earthquake shake happens at the duration time of about 2-5 seconds. Rattling and vibrating grounds shooking the trees all around. Whereas the second one last only for just about 1-2 seconds with not strong movement.
Teuoma area, port vila / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe : I was doing my homework and i heard vibrations from the distance before it arrived. It was slow but really heavy, could have been more dangerous if the epicentre was near the surface
Port Vila / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe : Having lunch at Rossi's, sitting on their deck, it lasted around 60 seconds or so.We have not felt the 3 after, however.
Elton / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 20-30 s : Sitting on beach with feet in sand so felt deep vibration. Usually indoors so very different | One user found this interesting.
Bellevue Port Vila / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Cracked tiles around pool house swaying for 40 seconds.. lightbulbs swinging | One user found this interesting.
Port vila / not felt / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : A bit shaky few for few minutes then it stop again with slow motion movement | One user found this interesting.
Port Havannah / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong, slow, steady sided to side movement. No damage, but vases and a few small objects fell over.
Melbourne / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions)
Port Vila, VANUATU / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Rollins, MT 59931 / not felt : I did not experience any movement. 47 degrees N 114 plus degrees West
Tradewind VTU subdivision / not felt : Didn't feel or hear anyone mention feeling any movement of earthquake or ground shaking.
Port Vila / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
George Pombidou Port Vila / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
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Aftershocks of the M 6.2 terremoto: 97 km northwest de Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu Sun, 6 Sep 02h59

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 09 oct 2020 21:22 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 02 oct 2020 13:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    44 km (27,3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 sep 2020 20:03 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 sep 2020 19:35 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 sep 2020 19:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    60 km (37,3 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 sep 2020 14:11 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 sep 2020 00:53 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 sep 2020 19:06 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 sep 2020 08:34 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 sep 2020 04:41 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    17,2 km (10,7 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 sep 2020 04:39 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 sep 2020 04:20 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 sep 2020 03:31 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 sep 2020 03:27 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21,7 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 sep 2020 03:10 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.2 - 97 km NW of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, domingo, 06 sep. 2020
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Profundidad
    |
    Age
    |
    Distancia
    | Details
  • 20 sep 1920 14:39
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    hace 100 años
    |
    336km / 209mi
    | Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)
  • 06 feb 2013 01:12
    | 8.0 |
    29km / 18mi
    |
    hace 8 años
    |
    766km / 476mi
    | SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
  • 17 jul 1980 19:42
    | 7.9 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    hace 40 años
    |
    550km / 342mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 02 dic 1950 19:51
    | 7.9 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    hace 70 años
    |
    132km / 82mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 03 oct 1931 19:13
    | 7.9 |
    15km / 9,3mi
    |
    hace 89 años
    |
    973km / 605mi
    | Solomon Islands
  • 09 ago 1901 13:01
    | 7.9 |
    unknown
    |
    hace 119 años
    |
    591km / 367mi
    | Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)
  • 07 oct 2009 22:18
    | 7.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    hace 11 años
    |
    536km / 333mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 31 dic 1966 18:23
    | 7.8 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    hace 54 años
    |
    578km / 359mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)
  • 17 dic 1957 13:50
    | 7.8 |
    124km / 77mi
    |
    hace 63 años
    |
    540km / 336mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 16 jun 1910 06:30
    | 7.8 |
    100km / 62mi
    |
    hace 111 años
    |
    328km / 204mi
    | Vanuatu
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