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Largest earthquakes in or near Malakula Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Dec 15, 2022 15:46 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 22 quakes above magnitude 7
  • 125 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
Since 1900, Malakula has had 22 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above and 125 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 7.0 | Coral Sea, 72 km NW of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu -

Strongest quake: Mag. 7.7 | 32 km NE of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 6 or higher (147 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
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Jan 8, 2023 11:32 pm (GMT +11) (Jan 8, 2023 12:32 GMT)
7.0

28 km
100 km (62 mi)Coral Sea, 72 km northwest of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu 16 reportsMore
Apr 10, 2022 7:52 am (GMT +11) (Apr 9, 2022 20:52 GMT)
6.3

10 km
136 km (85 mi)Coral Sea, 95 km south of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu 4 reportsMore
Apr 5, 2022 3:06 am (GMT +11) (Apr 4, 2022 16:06 GMT)
6.0

24 km
51 km (32 mi)Coral Sea, 55 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu 14 reportsMore
Mar 24, 2022 8:57 am (GMT +11) (Mar 23, 2022 21:57 GMT)
6.0

116 km
54 km (34 mi)Coral Sea, 47 km northeast of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu 2 reportsMore
Aug 18, 2021 9:10 pm (GMT +11) (Aug 18, 2021 10:10 GMT)
6.9

90 km
94 km (58 mi)Coral Sea, 74 km north of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu 29 reportsMore
Jan 10, 2021 5:48 pm (GMT +11) (Jan 10, 2021 06:48 GMT)
6.1

166 km
38 km (24 mi)Coral Sea, 44 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu 3 reportsMore
Sep 7, 2020 06:12 GMT
6.0

10 km
30 km (19 mi)Coral Sea, 74 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu 2 reportsMore
Sep 6, 2020 02:59 GMT
6.2

10 km
85 km (53 mi)Coral Sea, 96 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu 20 reportsMore
Aug 5, 2020 12:05 GMT
6.4

187 km
17 km (10.6 mi)Coral Sea, 64 km east of Lakatoro, Malampa Province, Vanuatu 4 reportsMore
May 27, 2020 07:09 GMT
6.4

10 km
67 km (42 mi)Coral Sea, 87 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu 9 reportsMore
Jul 31, 2019 15:02 GMT
6.6

195 km
20 km (12 mi)Coral Sea, 60 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu 5 reportsMore
Jul 1, 2019 17:13 GMT
6.0

115 km
35 km (22 mi)Coral Sea, 36 km east of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu 11 reportsMore
Mar 20, 2019 15:24 GMT
6.0

137 km
39 km (24 mi)Coral Sea, 44 km east of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu 10 reportsMore
Aug 21, 2018 22:32 GMT
6.8

10 km
28 km (17 mi)Coral Sea, 76 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu 3 reportsMore
Apr 28, 2016 19:33 GMT
7.0

28 km
78 km (48 mi)Coral Sea, 2.2 km northeast of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu 2 reportsMore
Oct 20, 2015 21:52 GMT
7.1

143 km
72 km (45 mi)Coral Sea, 33 km northeast of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu 8 reportsMore
Feb 19, 2015 13:18 GMT
6.5

2 km
18 km (11 mi)Coral Sea, 149 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu More
Friday, January 23, 2015 14:47:27 (Jan 23, 2015 03:47 GMT)
6.8

219 km
31 km (19 mi)Coral Sea, 85 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu More
Jul 8, 2014 12:56 GMT
6.2

115 km
30 km (19 mi)Sandwich Island, 10.2 km northeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu 7 reportsMore
Friday, February 07, 2014 19:40:12 (Feb 7, 2014 08:40 GMT)
6.5

111 km
64 km (40 mi)Coral Sea, 25 km east of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu More
Friday, July 26, 2013 18:07:17 (Jul 26, 2013 07:07 GMT)
6.1

133 km
27 km (17 mi)Coral Sea, 49 km east of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu 4 reportsMore
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.7 x 1017 joules (47288 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 2543 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Malakula Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Malakula?

The last earthquake in Malakula occurred 3 weeks ago: Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 72 km northwest of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, Jan 8, 2023 at 11:32 pm (GMT +11).

How many quakes were there in Malakula since 1900?

Since 1900, Malakula Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu had 147 quakes up to magnitude 7.7.

What was the strongest quake in Malakula since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Malakula since 1900 occurred 58 years ago: Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake - 32 km northeast of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, May 20, 1965 at 00:40 GMT.

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