Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.3 - 107 km NW of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, miércoles, 30 sep. 2020 -

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.3 - 107 km NW of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, miércoles, 30 sep. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Sep 19:47 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 12 minutos.
30 Sep 20:28: Magnitud recalculada de 5.2 a 5.3.
Fecha & hora: 30 Sep 2020 07:35:25 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 1 Oct 6:35 am (GMT +11)
Magnitud: 5.3
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 17°S / 167,67°E (Vanuatu)
Volcán mas cercano: Epi (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km al SSE de Lakatoro (pop: 705)
107 km al NW de Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900)
173 km al SSE de Luganville (pop: 13,400)
227 km al SSE de Port-Olry (pop: 1,950)
330 km al NNW de Isangel (pop: 1,440)
348 km al S de Sola (pop: 1,170)
438 km al N de Wé (Lifou, Nueva Caledonia) (pop: 10,400)
600 km al NNE de Numea (Nueva Caledonia) (pop: 93,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.7°C (76 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 12 m/s (22 kts) from ESE
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 5,6 x 1012 joules (1,56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.310 km107 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGFZ
M 5.320 km5.2 VanuatuEMSC
M 5.48.7 km97 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 5.210 km95 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGeoAu
M 5.310 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
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Aftershocks of the M 5.3 terremoto: 107 km northwest de Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu Wed, 30 Sep 19h35

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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

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.3 - 107 km NW of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, miércoles, 30 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
    |
    355km / 221mi
    | Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)
  • 06 feb 2013 01:12
    | 8.0 |
    29km / 18mi
    |
    hace 8 años
    |
    748km / 465mi
    | SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
  • 17 jul 1980 19:42
    | 7.9 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    hace 40 años
    |
    532km / 331mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 02 dic 1950 19:51
    | 7.9 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    hace 70 años
    |
    153km / 95mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 03 oct 1931 19:13
    | 7.9 |
    15km / 9,3mi
    |
    hace 89 años
    |
    964km / 599mi
    | Solomon Islands
  • 09 ago 1901 13:01
    | 7.9 |
    unknown
    |
    hace 119 años
    |
    607km / 377mi
    | Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)
  • 07 oct 2009 22:18
    | 7.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    hace 11 años
    |
    518km / 322mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 31 dic 1966 18:23
    | 7.8 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    hace 54 años
    |
    559km / 347mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)
  • 17 dic 1957 13:50
    | 7.8 |
    124km / 77mi
    |
    hace 63 años
    |
    521km / 323mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 16 jun 1910 06:30
    | 7.8 |
    100km / 62mi
    |
    hace 111 años
    |
    342km / 212mi
    | Vanuatu
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