Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 - information

Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.4 - 180 km north da Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, mercoledì, 05 agosto 2020

- Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.4 - 180 km north da Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, mercoledì, 05 agosto 2020

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 187 km depth

5 Aug 12:13 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 7 minuti.
Aug 5 12:15: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 6.3 a 6.4.
Profondità ricalcolata da 189.0 a 187.0 km.
Aug 5 12:21: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 6.4 a 6.5.
Aug 5 12:28: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 6.5 a 6.4.
Data & ora: 5 Aug 2020 12:05:37 UTC -
Magnitudine: 6.4
Profondità: 187.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 16,14°S / 168,01°E (Vanuatu)
Vulcano più vicino: Ambrym (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km E da Lakatoro (pop: 705)
114 km SE da Luganville (pop: 13,400)
158 km SE da Port-Olry (pop: 1,950)
180 km N da Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900)
257 km SSE da Sola (pop: 1,170)
402 km NNW da Isangel (pop: 1,440)
537 km N da Wé (Lifou, Nuova Caledonia) (pop: 10,400)
702 km NNE da Noumea (Nuova Caledonia) (pop: 93,100)
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 2,5 x 1014 joules (69,8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3,8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 6.4187 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 6.5181 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 6.5180 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 6.1179 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 6.4183 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV
M 6.4175 kmVanuatuUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
48.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
48.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
112.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Tokyo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake 180 km north of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 5 August 12:05 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 10 Nov 2020 14:10 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    142.4 km (88.5 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 2020 08:00 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    118 km (73.3 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Oct 2020 17:19 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    178.1 km (110.7 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Oct 2020 13:03 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    120.3 km (74.8 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Sep 2020 19:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 19:06 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 180 km north of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 at 12:05 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Profondità
    |
    Age
    |
    Distanza
    | Details
  • 20 Sep 1920 14:39
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    100 anni fa
    |
    442km / 275mi
    | Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)
  • 06 Feb 2013 01:12
    | 8.0 |
    29km / 18mi
    |
    8 anni fa
    |
    676km / 420mi
    | SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
  • 17 Jul 1980 19:42
    | 7.9 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    40 anni fa
    |
    461km / 286mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 02 Dec 1950 19:51
    | 7.9 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    70 anni fa
    |
    251km / 156mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 03 Oct 1931 19:13
    | 7.9 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    89 anni fa
    |
    932km / 579mi
    | Solomon Islands
  • 09 Aug 1901 13:01
    | 7.9 |
    unknown
    |
    119 anni fa
    |
    684km / 425mi
    | Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)
  • 07 Oct 2009 22:18
    | 7.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    11 anni fa
    |
    439km / 273mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 31 Dec 1966 18:23
    | 7.8 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    54 anni fa
    |
    477km / 296mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)
  • 17 Dec 1957 13:50
    | 7.8 |
    124km / 77mi
    |
    63 anni fa
    |
    438km / 272mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 16 Jun 1910 06:30
    | 7.8 |
    100km / 62mi
    |
    111 anni fa
    |
    411km / 255mi
    | Vanuatu
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