Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.3 - 127 km northwest da Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, venerdì, 09 ottobre 2020 -

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.3 - 127 km northwest da Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, venerdì, 09 ottobre 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

9 Oct 21:32 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 10 minuti.
9 Oct 21:35: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.3 a 5.5. Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 2.5 km (1.5 mi) al NNW.
10 Oct 06:04: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.5 a 5.3.
Data & ora: 9 Oct 2020 09:22:24 UTC -
Magnitudine: 5.3
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 17,13°S / 167,31°E (Vanuatu)
Vulcano più vicino: North Vate (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km S da Lakatoro (pop: 705)
127 km WNW da Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900)
180 km S da Luganville (pop: 13,400)
234 km S da Port-Olry (pop: 1,950)
340 km NW da Isangel (pop: 1,440)
363 km S da Sola (pop: 1,170)
421 km N da Wé (Lifou, Nuova Caledonia) (pop: 10,400)
579 km N da Noumea (Nouméa, Nuova Caledonia) (pop: 93,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from E
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 5,6 x 1012 joules (1,56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [saperne di più]
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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 5.310 km127 Km WNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGFZ
M 5.230 km110 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuEMSC
M 5.430 km114 Km WNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGeoAu
M 5.410 km110 Km WNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 5.628 km105 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuBMKG

User reports for this quake (7)

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123.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
0 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
126.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
15728.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was Shaking a bit And I was awake at the time of Earthquake which was at 4AM
Port Vila / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Just one small bang, then 3 seconds of swaying. Not bad enough or long enough to be scary, thank goodness. | One user found this interesting.
Port-Vila (Vanuatu, 115 km SE of epicenter) : This one felt movement up and down rather than shaking. The ocean was glassy and we could see round-ish sets of small ripples going every which way. (reported through EMSC)
Port-Vila (Vanuatu, 115 km SE of epicenter) : A l'instant Salili road port vila (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake 127 km northwest of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 9 October 21:22 UTC

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 127 km northwest of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 9 October 2020 at 21:22 (GMT)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Profondità
    |
    Age
    |
    Distanza
    | Details
  • 20 Sep 1920 14:39
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    100 anni fa
    |
    353km / 219mi
    | Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)
  • 06 Feb 2013 01:12
    | 8.0 |
    29km / 18mi
    |
    8 anni fa
    |
    749km / 465mi
    | SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
  • 17 Jul 1980 19:42
    | 7.9 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    40 anni fa
    |
    534km / 332mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 02 Dec 1950 19:51
    | 7.9 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    70 anni fa
    |
    143km / 89mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 03 Oct 1931 19:13
    | 7.9 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    89 anni fa
    |
    946km / 588mi
    | Solomon Islands
  • 09 Aug 1901 13:01
    | 7.9 |
    unknown
    |
    119 anni fa
    |
    611km / 379mi
    | Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)
  • 07 Oct 2009 22:18
    | 7.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    11 anni fa
    |
    523km / 325mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 31 Dec 1966 18:23
    | 7.8 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    54 anni fa
    |
    566km / 352mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)
  • 17 Dec 1957 13:50
    | 7.8 |
    124km / 77mi
    |
    63 anni fa
    |
    528km / 328mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 16 Jun 1910 06:30
    | 7.8 |
    100km / 62mi
    |
    111 anni fa
    |
    352km / 219mi
    | Vanuatu
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