Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 73 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Monday, 7 September 2020 - information

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - 74 km NNE of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, lunes, 07 sep. 2020

- Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - 74 km NNE of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, lunes, 07 sep. 2020

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 Sep 06:19 UTC: Primero en informar: USGS después de 6 minutos.
Sep 7 06:31: Magnitud recalculada de 6.6 a 6.2.
Sep 7 18:14: Magnitud recalculada de 6.2 a 6.0.
Fecha & hora: 7 Sep 2020 06:12:40 UTC -
Magnitud: 6.0
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 17,0893°S / 168,476°E (Vanuatu)
Volcán mas cercano: Kuwae (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
74 km al NNE de Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900)
158 km al SE de Lakatoro (pop: 705)
224 km al SE de Luganville (pop: 13,400)
273 km al SE de Port-Olry (pop: 1,950)
286 km al NNW de Isangel (pop: 1,440)
371 km al SSE de Sola (pop: 1,170)
444 km al NNE de Wé (Lifou, Nueva Caledonia) (pop: 10,400)
614 km al NNE de Numea (Nueva Caledonia) (pop: 93,100)
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS
Energía liberada estimada: 6,3 x 1013 joules (17,5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0,9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.010 km73 km NNE of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 6.210 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 6.217 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 6.210 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 6.016 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV
M 6.216 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 6.010 km73 Km NNE of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 6.210 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG

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Port Vila / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Oh boy, we are being rocked around on our wee island in the pacific. Quakes sure have a way to get the blood pressure rise. Rocking and rolling vertically. | 20 users found this interesting.
Shefa (Vanuatu, 68 km S of epicenter) : Second tremblement de terre à l'instant !! | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the M 6.0 terremoto: 74 km north de Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu Mon, 7 Sep 06h12

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 15 sep 2020 08:04 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    14 km (8,7 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 07 sep 2020 09:27 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 sep 2020 06:29 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - 74 km NNE of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, lunes, 07 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
    |
    334km / 207mi
    | Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)
  • 06 feb 2013 01:12
    | 8.0 |
    29km / 18mi
    |
    hace 8 años
    |
    793km / 493mi
    | SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
  • 17 jul 1980 19:42
    | 7.9 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    hace 40 años
    |
    577km / 359mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 02 dic 1950 19:51
    | 7.9 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    hace 70 años
    |
    167km / 104mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 09 ago 1901 13:01
    | 7.9 |
    unknown
    |
    hace 119 años
    |
    569km / 354mi
    | Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)
  • 07 oct 2009 22:18
    | 7.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    hace 11 años
    |
    556km / 346mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 31 dic 1966 18:23
    | 7.8 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    hace 54 años
    |
    593km / 369mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)
  • 17 dic 1957 13:50
    | 7.8 |
    124km / 77mi
    |
    hace 63 años
    |
    554km / 344mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 16 jun 1910 06:30
    | 7.8 |
    100km / 62mi
    |
    hace 111 años
    |
    294km / 183mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 07 oct 2009 22:03
    | 7.7 |
    45km / 28mi
    |
    hace 11 años
    |
    501km / 311mi
    | Vanuatu
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