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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Monday, 18 April 2016

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Monday, 18 April 2016

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Monday, 18 April 2016
18 Apr 13:13 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 7 minutes.
Apr 18 13:14: Magnitude recalculée de 6.1 à 6.0.
Apr 18 13:18: Magnitude recalculée de 6.0 à 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 à 75.0 km.
Apr 18 14:18: Magnitude recalculée de 6.2 à 5.9.
Date & time: Monday, 18 April 2016 13:06 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 75.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.43°S / 168.98°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Yasur (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km NW de Isangel (pop: 1,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 18 Apr 13:06 UTCM 5.9 / 75 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
Mon, 18 Apr 13:06 UTCM 5.9 / 72 km VANUATUEMSC
Mon, 18 Apr 13:06 UTCM 5.9 / 65.8 km- 19km WNW of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS
Mon, 18 Apr 13:06 UTCM 6.0 / 78 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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Maré / Moderate shaking (MMI V)

Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake: Vanuatu Islands, 18 Apr 2016 13h06

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 06 May 2016 00:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Monday, 18 April 2016

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