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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - 56km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Friday, 23 January 2015

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 84km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Friday, 23 January 2015

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - 84km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Friday, 23 January 2015
23 Jan 03:53 UTC: Premier à signaler: USGS après 6 minutes.
Jan 23 04:10: Magnitude recalculée de 6.9 à 6.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 198.0 à 218.5 km.
Date & time: Friday, 23 January 2015 03:47 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, January 23, 2015 14:47:27
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 218.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.0004°S / 168.5314°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km NE de Port-Vila (pop: 35,900)
155 km SE de Lakatoro (pop: 700)
200 km SE de Saratamata (pop: 0)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 23 Jan 03:47 UTCM 6.8 / 218.5 km84km NNE of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
Fri, 23 Jan 03:47 UTCM 6.7 / 216 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
Fri, 23 Jan 03:47 UTCM 6.7 / 216 km VANUATUEMSC
Fri, 23 Jan 03:47 UTCM 6.5 / 220 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake: 84km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, 23 Jan 2015 03h47

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 13 Jul 2015 03:30 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Jun 2015 13:55 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Jun 2015 16:20 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (75 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 May 2015 11:30 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    147 km (91.3 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Apr 2015 09:00 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    42.6 km (26.5 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Feb 2015 19:56 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Feb 2015 14:32 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Feb 2015 13:38 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Feb 2015 13:18 UTC
    | M 6.5 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - VANUATU on Thursday, 19 February 2015

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 84km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Friday, 23 January 2015

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