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Terremoto forte mag. 5.9 - Coral Sea, 33 km a sud da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, domenica, 14 ago 2022 14:11 (GMT +11) -

Terremoto forte mag. 5.9 - Coral Sea, 33 km a sud da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, domenica, 14 ago 2022 14:11 (GMT +11) Terremoto forte mag. 5.9 - Coral Sea, 33 km a sud da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, domenica, 14 ago 2022 14:11 (GMT +11)

Terremoto forte magnitudine 5.9 a 10 km di profondità

14 Aug 03:20 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 9 minuti.
14 Aug 03:23: Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 3.1 km (1.9 mi) al NE.
14 Aug 03:30: Ora utilizzando nuova fonte di dati: USGS
Update Sun, 14 Aug 2022, 03:27

Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.7 just reported 30 km southwest of Santo, Vanuatu

5.7 quake 14 Aug 2:11 pm (GMT +11)
5.7 quake 14 Aug 2:11 pm (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred early afternoon on Sunday, August 14th, 2022, at 2:11 pm local time near Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 5.7 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.3.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Santo (pop. 13,400) located 30 km from the epicenter, Norsup (pop. 3,000) 54 km away, and Port-Olry (pop. 2,000) 79 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Dettagli del sismo

Data e ora14 Aug 2022 03:11:50 UTC -
Ora locale all'epicentrodomenica, 14 ago 2022 14:11 (GMT +11)
Prof.10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine15.7976°S / 167.0591°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode15.798°N / 12.941°W
Intensità di scuotimentoScuotimento moderato
Sentito6 rapporti
Fonte dati primariaUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Vulcano più vicinoAoba (94 km / 58 mi)
Luoghi vicini33 km SSO da Santo (Luganville) (pop: 13,400) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
47 km NO da Norsup (pop: 3,000) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
84 km S da Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
220 km SSO da Sola (pop: 1,170) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
254 km NNO da Port Vila (pop: 35,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
17 km SO da St. Bartholomew Island (pop: 4,270) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
71 km NO da Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
Meteo all'epicentro al momento del sismoOvercast Clouds 26°C (79 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from E
Energia sismica rilasciata stimata4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 GWh, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT o 0.7 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.
5.910 km32 Km SSW of Luganville, VanuatuUSGS
5.910 kmVanuatu IslandsRaspberryShake
5.510 kmVanuatu: Near NouméaRENASS
5.910 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.56.9 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
6.118 kmVanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]INGV


Seismic station: Honiara, Solomon Islands (HNR/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1046 km / 650 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 (6)

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near Santo (20.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 15-20 s : Lasted longer than most and rattled whole house | 5 users found this interesting.  
Malo Island, Vanuatu / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / 20-30 s : Moderate vibrations | 5 users found this interesting.  
Aore Island Vanuatu / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Heard it coming, good shake and noisy. We’ve had 3 big quakes in the last 20 hours and dozens of small shakes. Big bangs regularly, sounds like thunder in the distance, but it’s not thunder. Very unsettling to have so many big shakes in such a short t | 3 users found this interesting.  
  • New Mexico, USA, felt and heard the Aftershock of this quake. Or, we had a good eq ourselves. Exactly 13 min after this quake; sounded like big thumps and Sonic booms and thunderstorms. 3 shakes and concussive explosions in 1
Aore Island, Santo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Walking / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Lunganville / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake


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Scosse di assestamento, piu recenti per prima (2 in tutto)

Data e oraMag.
14 ago 2022 05:23
7 settimane fa

10 km
Coral Sea, 26 km S da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
14 ago 2022 03:27
7 settimane fa

10 km
Coral Sea, 38 km SO da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù

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