Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.3 - 127 km WNW of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu viernes, 09 oct. 2020 -

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.3 - 127 km WNW of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu viernes, 09 oct. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

9 Oct 21:32 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 10 minutos.
9 Oct 21:35: Magnitud recalculada de 5.3 a 5.5. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 2.5 km (1.5 mi) al NNW.
10 Oct 06:04: Magnitud recalculada de 5.5 a 5.3.
Fecha & hora: 9 Oct 2020 09:22:24 UTC -
Magnitud: 5.3
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 17,13°S / 167,31°E (Vanuatu)
Volcán mas cercano: North Vate (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km al S de Lakatoro (pop: 705)
127 km al NW de Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900)
180 km al S de Luganville (pop: 13,400)
234 km al S de Port-Olry (pop: 1,950)
340 km al NW de Isangel (pop: 1,440)
363 km al S de Sola (pop: 1,170)
421 km al N de Wé (Lifou, Nueva Caledonia) (pop: 10,400)
579 km al N de Nouméa (Nueva Caledonia) (pop: 93,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from E
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 5,6 x 1012 joules (1,56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [aprende más]
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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.310 km127 Km WNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGFZ
M 5.230 km110 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuEMSC
M 5.430 km114 Km WNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGeoAu
M 5.410 km110 Km WNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 5.628 km105 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuBMKG

User reports for this quake (7)

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123.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
0 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
126.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
15728.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was Shaking a bit And I was awake at the time of Earthquake which was at 4AM
Port Vila / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Just one small bang, then 3 seconds of swaying. Not bad enough or long enough to be scary, thank goodness. | One user found this interesting.
Port-Vila (Vanuatu, 115 km SE of epicenter) : This one felt movement up and down rather than shaking. The ocean was glassy and we could see round-ish sets of small ripples going every which way. (reported through EMSC)
Port-Vila (Vanuatu, 115 km SE of epicenter) : A l'instant Salili road port vila (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the M 5.3 terremoto: 127 km northwest de Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu Fri, 9 Oct 21h22

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.3 - 127 km WNW of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu viernes, 09 oct. 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
    |
    353km / 219mi
    | Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)
  • 06 feb 2013 01:12
    | 8.0 |
    29km / 18mi
    |
    hace 8 años
    |
    749km / 465mi
    | SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
  • 17 jul 1980 19:42
    | 7.9 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    hace 40 años
    |
    534km / 332mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 02 dic 1950 19:51
    | 7.9 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    hace 70 años
    |
    143km / 89mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 03 oct 1931 19:13
    | 7.9 |
    15km / 9,3mi
    |
    hace 89 años
    |
    946km / 588mi
    | Solomon Islands
  • 09 ago 1901 13:01
    | 7.9 |
    unknown
    |
    hace 119 años
    |
    611km / 379mi
    | Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)
  • 07 oct 2009 22:18
    | 7.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    hace 11 años
    |
    523km / 325mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 31 dic 1966 18:23
    | 7.8 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    hace 54 años
    |
    566km / 352mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)
  • 17 dic 1957 13:50
    | 7.8 |
    124km / 77mi
    |
    hace 63 años
    |
    528km / 328mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 16 jun 1910 06:30
    | 7.8 |
    100km / 62mi
    |
    hace 111 años
    |
    352km / 219mi
    | Vanuatu
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