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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 - information

Terremoto forte mag. 6.6 - Coral Sea, 60 km a est da Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, mercoledì, 31 lug. 2019 15:02

Terremoto forte mag. 6.6 - Coral Sea, 60 km a est da Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, mercoledì, 31 lug. 2019 15:02 Terremoto forte mag. 6.6 - Coral Sea, 60 km a est da Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, mercoledì, 31 lug. 2019 15:02

Terremoto forte magnitudine 6.6 a 195 km di profondità

31 Jul 15:11 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 9 minuti.
Profondità ricalcolata da 197.0 a 195.0 km.
Jul 31 15:32: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 6.5 a 6.6.

Dettagli del sismo

Data e ora31 Jul 2019 15:02:35 UTC
Ora locale all'epicentro
Prof.195.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine16.19°S / 167.94°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode16.19°N / 12.06°W
Intensità di scuotimentoScuotimento moderato
Sentito4 rapporti
Fonte dati primariaGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Vulcano più vicinoAmbrym (20 km / 12 mi)
Luoghi vicini57 km E da Lakatoro (pop: 705) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
112 km SE da Santo (Luganville) (pop: 13,400) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
158 km SE da Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
177 km NNO da Port Vila (pop: 35,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
261 km S da Sola (pop: 1,170) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
399 km NNO da Isangel (pop: 1,440) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
20 km ONO da Ambrym Island (pop: 7,280) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
402 km NNO da Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
Energia sismica rilasciata stimata5 x 1014 joules (139 GWh, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT o 7.5 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.
6.6195 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
6.5192 kmVanuatuEMSC
6.6179 km56km E of Lakatoro, VanuatuUSGS
6.6156 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
6.6178 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
6.4184 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV


Seismic station: Monasavu, Fiji (MSVF/II network) | Distance from quake: 1089 km / 677 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Monasavu, Fiji: 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 (5)

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vanuatu / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Aore island / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ratua island (103.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : In bed whole house shook checked for tsunami alert about 20 feet from the ocean !  
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Не почувствовал и не ощущал,  
Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island (109.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I don't know if it is the same earthquake, but it was at the same time. Luganville is far from the epicenter.  


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Scosse di assestamento, piu recenti per prima (10 in tutto)

Data e oraMag.
11 gen 2020 09:03
3 anni fa

10 km
Coral Sea, 66 km SE da Norsup, Malampa Province, VanuatuPiù
10 gen 2020 20:06
3 anni fa

10 km
Coral Sea, 65 km S da Norsup, Malampa Province, VanuatuPiù
10 gen 2020 16:32
3 anni fa

112 km
Coral Sea, 35 km E da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
15 dic 2019 16:32
3 anni fa

103 km
Vanuatu IslandsPiù
12 nov 2019 15:51
3 anni fa

116 km
Coral Sea, 66 km NE da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
21 ott 2019 16:23
3 anni fa

180 km
89km E of Luganville, VanuatuPiù
21 ago 2019 18:37
3 anni fa

124 km
Coral Sea, 58 km E da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
15 ago 2019 08:08
3 anni fa

175 km
Coral Sea, 72 km E da Norsup, Malampa Province, VanuatuPiù
7 ago 2019 05:32
3 anni fa - felt

119 km
Coral Sea, 50 km E da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
31 lug 2019 19:11
3 anni fa

188 km
61km E of Lakatoro, VanuatuPiù

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