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

Terremoto forte mag. 6.0 - Coral Sea, 44 km a est da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, mercoledì, 20 mar. 2019 15:24

Terremoto forte mag. 6.0 - Coral Sea, 44 km a est da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, mercoledì, 20 mar. 2019 15:24 Terremoto forte mag. 6.0 - Coral Sea, 44 km a est da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, mercoledì, 20 mar. 2019 15:24

Terremoto forte magnitudine 6.0 a 137 km di profondità

20 Mar 15:31 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 7 minuti.
Profondità ricalcolata da 138.0 a 137.0 km.

Dettagli del sismo

Data e ora20 Mar 2019 15:24:01 UTC
Ora locale all'epicentro
Prof.137.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine15.65°S / 167.55°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode15.65°N / 12.45°W
Intensità di scuotimentoScuotimento moderato
Sentito10 rapporti
Fonte dati primariaGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Vulcano più vicinoAoba (39 km / 24 mi)
Luoghi vicini44 km ESE da Santo (Luganville) (pop: 13,400) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
49 km NNE da Norsup (pop: 3,000) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
85 km SE da Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
197 km S da Sola (pop: 1,170) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
246 km NNO da Port Vila (pop: 35,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
41 km E da St. Bartholomew Island (pop: 4,270) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
69 km N da Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
Energia sismica rilasciata stimata6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 GWh, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT o 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
6.0137 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
6.2134 kmVanuatuEMSC
5.810 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
5.9145 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
6.3119 km52km E of Luganville, VanuatuUSGS


Seismic station: Honiara, Solomon Islands (HNR/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1076 km / 668 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Honiara, Solomon Islands: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (10)

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Aore island resort / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shaky to walk across room  
Luganville Santo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Everyone was awaken by the earthquake. Strong shaking lastest approximately 10 seconds.  
EMERALD / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Luganville / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Migottty, Luganville,Espritu Santo / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Luganville, Police Station Area / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Although small, it was scary  
Luganville / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Aore point (40.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
aore island / Strong shaking (MMI VI)


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Scosse di assestamento, piu recenti per prima (6 in tutto)

Data e oraMag.
21 ago 2019 18:37
3 anni fa

124 km
Coral Sea, 58 km E da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
7 ago 2019 05:32
3 anni fa - felt

119 km
Coral Sea, 50 km E da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
1 lug 2019 17:13
3 anni fa - felt

115 km
Coral Sea, 36 km E da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
10 giu 2019 14:43
3 anni fa

168 km
Coral Sea, 59 km E da Norsup, Malampa Province, VanuatuPiù
16 mag 2019 03:43
3 anni fa

0 km
Coral Sea, 39 km E da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
6 mag 2019 23:19
3 anni fa

161 km
Coral Sea, 19 km SE da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù

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