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Latest earthquakes in Vanuatu - list and map

Updated: Dec 2, 2022 14:12 GMT -
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There were 3 quakes of magnitude 4.0+ in or near Vanuatu in the past 48 hours. Look up quakes in the past 30 days!

Latest quake: Mag. 4.5 | Coral Sea, 148 km SE of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu -

Strongest quake: Mag. 4.6 | Coral Sea, 155 km SE of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu -

Recent quakes above magnitude 4.0 in or near Vanuatu (updated )

Past 24 hours3 quakes0 quakes M2+0 quakes M3+3 quakes M4+
Past 7 days5 quakes0 quakes M2+0 quakes M3+4 quakes M4+1 quake M5+
Past 30 days18 quakes0 quakes M2+0 quakes M3+14 quakes M4+4 quakes M5+
Past 90 days53 quakes0 quakes M2+0 quakes M3+42 quakes M4+10 quakes M5+0 quakes M6+1 quake M7+
Past 365 days163 quakes0 quakes M2+0 quakes M3+107 quakes M4+50 quakes M5+5 quakes M6+1 quake M7+

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Thursday, December 1, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Dec 2, 2022 5:01 am (GMT +11) (Dec 1, 2022 18:01 GMT)
4.5

9.6 km
Coral Sea, 148 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu
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Dec 2, 2022 4:28 am (GMT +11) (Dec 1, 2022 17:28 GMT)
4.6

9.8 km
Coral Sea, 155 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu
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Dec 2, 2022 4:20 am (GMT +11) (Dec 1, 2022 17:20 GMT)
4.5

11 km
Coral Sea, 151 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.2 x 1012 joules (336 megawatt hours, equivalent to 289 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Port Laguerre - New Caledonia, France (NOUC/G network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Port Laguerre - New Caledonia, France: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Vanuatu Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Vanuatu?

The last earthquake in Vanuatu occurred 20 hours ago: Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Coral Sea, 148 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 5:01 am (GMT +11).

How many quakes were there in Vanuatu in the past 48 hours?

In the past 48 hours, Vanuatu had 3 quakes up to magnitude 4.6.

What was the strongest quake in Vanuatu in the past 48 hours?

The strongest earthquake in Vanuatu in the past 48 hours occurred 21 hours ago: Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, 155 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 4:28 am (GMT +11).

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