Vanuatu earthquake list

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Vanuatu

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Vanuatu time = UTC +11
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Nov 17 03:33 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Isangel, Vanuatu Nov 13 16:57 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Isangel, Vanuatu Nov 12 09:54 4.9 80 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Vanuatu Nov 12 09:54 4.9 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sola, Vanuatu Nov 08 23:21 4.8 179 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Vanuatu Nov 08 23:21 4.8 179 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sola, Vanuatu Oct 29 11:16 4.7 141 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Vanuatu Oct 29 11:16 4.7 150 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Oct 29 06:21 4.8 170 MAP I Felt It
USGS Port-olry, Vanuatu Oct 29 06:21 4.9 135 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Vanuatu Oct 29 06:21 4.9 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Norsup, Vanuatu Oct 21 16:35 5.0 116 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Oct 21 16:35 5.0 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Oct 15 19:04 4.4 263 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Vanuatu Region Oct 15 19:03 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Vanuatu Region Oct 15 19:03 4.6 245 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lakatoro, Vanuatu Oct 08 04:51 4.4 155 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Vanuatu Oct 08 04:51 4.4 156 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Region Oct 02 21:38 5.0 38 MAP I Felt It
USGS Isangel, Vanuatu Oct 02 21:37 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Vanuatu Sep 26 11:22 4.6 50 MAP I Felt It
USGS Port-vila, Vanuatu Sep 26 11:22 4.6 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Port-olry, Vanuatu Sep 25 15:07 4.6 132 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Vanuatu Sep 25 15:07 4.6 132 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sola, Vanuatu Sep 25 14:12 4.6 229 MAP I Felt It
USGS Isangel, Vanuatu Sep 20 20:09 6.4 200 MAP I Felt It
  • Suvu - Lasted 5 seconds. Nothing except my daughter woke up startled saying she felt shaking so I went upstairs and felt a slight shake too
  • GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Sep 20 20:09 6.4 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Port-olry, Vanuatu Sep 20 15:32 4.7 41 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Vanuatu Sep 20 15:32 4.7 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Region Sep 14 22:21 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sola, Vanuatu Sep 14 22:21 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Vanuatu Sep 12 14:48 4.7 41 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sola, Vanuatu Sep 12 14:48 4.7 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Sep 06 10:17 4.7 144 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Luganville, Vanuatu Sep 06 10:17 4.7 130 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Vanuatu Sep 06 10:17 4.7 134 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Vanuatu Sep 06 10:17 4.7 134 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Sep 05 02:50 5.5 181 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lakatoro, Vanuatu Sep 05 02:50 5.5 172 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Aug 28 20:26 4.9 133 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Luganville, Vanuatu Aug 28 20:26 4.8 120 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Vanuatu Aug 28 20:26 4.8 119 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Aug 25 19:13 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sola, Vanuatu Aug 25 19:13 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Vanuatu Aug 25 19:13 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Vanuatu Aug 20 10:09 4.8 50 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Port-vila, Vanuatu Aug 20 10:09 4.8 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Aug 20 10:09 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Vanuatu Aug 14 08:41 4.6 97 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Aug 14 08:41 4.6 97 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Isangel, Vanuatu Aug 13 16:37 4.6 231 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Vanuatu Aug 13 16:37 4.7 230 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Aug 13 12:18 5.0 279 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vanuatu Aug 13 12:18 5.1 259 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Lakatoro, Vanuatu Aug 09 14:24 4.7 201 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Vanuatu Aug 09 14:24 4.7 202 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Vanuatu Aug 09 10:50 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Isangel, Vanuatu Aug 09 10:50 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Jul 31 01:53 4.5 202 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sola, Vanuatu Jul 31 01:53 4.5 172 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Comments

    1. Julie Harvey says:

      9:30 am Vanuatu time. Had Moderate shaking for about 20 sec. Felt low level swaying movements for 2 minutes.

    2. Julie Harvey says:

      Aore island Vanuatu. TStarted with some small trembling for about 15 secs, followed by some moderate shakes for another 15 secs then returned to smaller trembling for another 20 secs.

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