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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 138.0 to 137.0 km.
Date & time: Wed, 20 Mar 15:24:01 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 137.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.65°S / 167.55°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (39 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Wed, 20 Mar 15:24 UTCM 6.2 / 134 km VanuatuEMSC
Wed, 20 Mar 15:23 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
Wed, 20 Mar 15:24 UTCM 5.9 / 144.6 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
Wed, 20 Mar 15:23 UTCM 6.3 / 119 km52km E of Luganville, VanuatuUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Aore island resort / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Shaky to walk across room
Luganville Santo / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Everyone was awaken by the earthquake. Strong shaking lastest approximately 10 seconds.
EMERALD / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Luganville / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Migottty, Luganville,Espritu Santo / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Luganville, Police Station Area / MMI VI (Strong shaking): We were woken up. Unlike the normal steady shake that we feel, this quake consisted of two violent jolts and then ended quickly.
Aore Island, Vanuatu / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Although small, it was scary
Luganville / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Aore point (40.2 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
aore island / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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