Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hit the Vanuatu

- Time: 2024-05-08 at 08:17:15 UTC
               2024-05-08 at 19:17:15 Efate
- Location: -15.14° LAT, 168.00° LON
- Magnitude: Mww6.1
- Depth: 12 km
- Provider: USGS

Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Vanuatu.

The earthquake occurred within an area associated with INCREASED seismic hazard exposure (yellow alert), according to Quantectum’s automatic alert field estimation.

Picture 2: Picture showing the increased seismic hazard exposure in the region of the earthquake.

It reached level VII macroseismic intensity, associated with SEVERE shaking and POTENTIAL moderate damage to the infrastructure. The most potentially exposed cities were Lungaville (pop. 13k), Port-Olry (pop. 2k), Norsup (pop. 3k), Lakatoro (pop. 705), and Sola (pop. 1k).

Picture 3: Macroseismic intensity map for the magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Vanuatu.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far and no particular alert was issued.


* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email.

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