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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Friday, 13 July 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Friday, 13 July 2018

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Friday, 13 July 2018
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 182.0 to 184.0 km.
Date & time: Fri, 13 Jul 09:46:50 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 184.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.93°S / 169.04°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Traitor's Head (28 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Fri, 13 Jul 2018
Fri, 13 Jul 09:46 UTCM 6.2 / 159 km6.2 VANUATU[Map]EMSC
Fri, 13 Jul 09:46 UTCM 6.4 / 169.2 km- 72km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu[Map]USGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Port Vila / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Port vila / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Port Vila / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Iririki island / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Bed moved and awoken from sleep
Warwick Le Lagon / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(151.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Short but reasonably strong shaking near Port Vila/Erakor. Lasted around 1 minute with some light vibrations continuing for another 30 seconds
Port Vila / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Vanuatu / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(11282.9 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Port Vila - Breakas Resort (150.6 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was on the bed. At first it felt like someone juggling their foot up and down on the bed quickly and lasted a few seconds and then it become more evident and you could notice things swaying back and forth with a rumbling noise and vibration. This second feeling lasted what felt like 10-20 seconds.
Port villa / MMI IV (Light shaking): Iriiki island resort... obvious earthquake felt. It was our first time feeling a quake. 1st story of building, windows, doors, floor all shaking.
(154.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt the shake like a flowing down a rough river bed
The Retreat Seaside, Port Vila / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Erakor / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Port Vila holiday Inn resort (152.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Numbatu area / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Iririki Island / MMI III (Weak shaking): Strongest one I have ever experienced
Iririki Resort, Efate, Vanuatu / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Port Vila , Chantilly’s on the Bay / MMI IV (Light shaking): Third floor hotel room in Port Vila shaken - seemed really strong to us Aussie but everyone outside at the beach bar seemed not to notice - noisy rattling from doors and balcony
(151.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(147.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Port Vila (Vanuatu) (153 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Mild shake (via EMSC)
Port Vila (Vanuatu) (153 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Hopefully no tsunamis! (via EMSC)
Port Vila (Vanuatu) (152 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Seemed to come in two distinct waves very close to one another. (via EMSC)
Port Vila (Vanuatu) (152 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It came first with a deep rumbling noise, then followed by a jolt quick and sharp. Then immediately a different movement came slow side to side shake lasting more then 10 sec. Our dogs were barking alarmed looking for exit. Nothing fell just the lights were swinging. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Thu, 6 Dec 2018
Thu, 6 Dec 18:44 UTCM 4.9 / 252 km - [info]Vanuatu Islands[Map]GFZ
Wed, 12 Dec 2018
Wed, 12 Dec 23:53 UTCM 5.0 / 40.3 km - [info]Vanuatu Islands[Map]GeoAu
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Fri, 18 Jan 13:18 UTCM 6.0 / 37 km - [info]Vanuatu Islands[Map]GFZ
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Fri, 25 Jan 19:40 UTCM 5.0 / 36.7 km - [info]- 81km NW of Isangel, Vanuatu[Map]USGS
Thu, 31 Jan 2019
Thu, 31 Jan 05:50 UTCM 5.0 / 202 km - [info]Vanuatu Islands[Map]GFZ

 

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