Earthquake information: Strong Mag. 5.5 Earthquake
Strong earthquake of magnitude 5.5 at 32 km depth
Sep 26 14:07 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Sep 26 2:17 PM: Now uses USGS data updates
Sep 26 3:14 PM: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5. Depth of hypocenter recalculated from 23.8 to 32.0 km (from 14.8 to 19.9 mi).
Updated Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:15 PM
A significant 5.3 magnitude earthquake hits 103 km east of Santo, Vanuatu after midnight
5.3 earthquake Sep 27 00:58 (GMT +11)
A second report was later released by the RaspberryShake Citizen Seismograph Network, which also listed it as a magnitude 5.3 earthquake. A third agency, the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same magnitude 5.3 earthquake.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused significant damage, but was likely felt by many people as a slight vibration in the epicenter area.
Weak tremors could have been felt at Santo (pop. 13,400) located 103 km from the epicenter, Norsup (pop. 3,000) at 106 km, Lakatoro (pop. 710) at 108 km and Port-Olry (pop. 2,000) 120 kilometers away.
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report the same earthquake and publish similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to a few hours for the seismic parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.
|5.5||32 kilometers||112 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu||USGS|
|5.5||32 kilometers||Vanuatu Islands||RaspberryShake|
|5.3||10 kilometers||Vanuatu: Near Noumea||RENASS|
|5.3||27 kilometers||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|5.4||40 kilometers||Vanuatu Islands||GeoAu|
|5.5||10 kilometers||Vanuatu Islands||IRIS|
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 earthquakes) (up to now, frequently updated)
So far, no aftershocks have been recorded.