Earthquake with magnitude of Mwp 6.0 on date 06-11-2019 and time 00:17:26 (Italy) in region Vanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]

A magnitude Mwp 6.0 earthquake occured in region: Vanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu], on

  • 05-11-2019 23:17:26 (UTC)
  • 06-11-2019 00:17:26 (UTC +01:00) Italian time
  • 06-11-2019 10:17:26 (UTC +11:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Pacific/Efate)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) -13.76, 167.732 at 1 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

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The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

No Italian municipalities within 100 km from the epicenter with at least 50000 inhabitants.

Recent and historical seismicity
Seismic hazard

These three maps show the results of the analysis using the software ShakeMap designed to provide the level of ground shaking experienced in a region using the data recorded by seismometers and strong motion instruments and seismological information regarding the attenuation of the wavefield with distance and the site characteristics. The Shakemaps are determined for research purposes to provide fast estimates of the level of ground shaking produced by the earthquake. The maps are calculated automatically and adjourned progressively as more data become available. See for additional information.

The red star indicates the epicenter. The red triangles show the stations of the INGV Italian National Seismic Network and the blue triangles those of the Nationa Accelerometric Network of the Dipartimento della Protezione Civile.

Intensity Shakemap

Intensity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of the istrumentally derived intensities. To this purpose, it is used a conversion relation between ground acceleration and velocity, and the Mercalli Modificata (MMI - Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale. In general, the Mercalli intensity scale relies on the effects that the ground shaking produces as reported by an observer.
Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

This map shows This map shows the distribution of peak ground acceleration expressed as per cent of the acceleration of gravity (i.e., g = 9.81 m/s²).
Peak velocity Shakemap

Peak velocity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of peak ground velocities expressed in cm/s.
Felt maps
Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

This map shows the distribution of the effects of the earthquake on the territory in terms of the MCS (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg) intensity scale. The intensities are determined using the data provided in the questionnaire ( that are analysed using robust statistical techniques since they are not verified individually. Specifically, the assignment of MCS intensities greater or equal the VI degree of the MCS scale require opportune in situ verification by professional experts. The purple start shows the epicenter. This map is prepared every so often that the population fill in new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires used to determine the map and the date and time of the last adjournment are shown in the upper right part of the panel.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
mb 5.4
Mwp 6.0

Mwpd 6.2
-13.7602 167.732 1 2019-11-05
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 73683051
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-11-05 23:17:26
Latitude -13.7602
Longitude 167.7320
Depth (km) 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin automatic
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV-A
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 73683051


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 18499
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 10534
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 85
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 15536.1
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 146.569
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 24
Number of defining phases 24
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 1.99434
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 1.76278
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 94.32774
Number of stations at which the event was observed 24
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 24
Magnitudes information


Field Value
Value 6.2
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 13
Type of magnitude Mwpd
Reference to an origin 73683051
Agency INGV
Autore early-est_ee1.1.9
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-11-05 23:33:11


Field Value
Value 6
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 14
Type of magnitude Mwp
Reference to an origin 73683051
Agency INGV
Autore early-est_ee1.1.9
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-11-05 23:33:11


Field Value
Value 5.4
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 20
Type of magnitude mb
Reference to an origin 73683051
Agency INGV
Autore early-est_ee1.1.9
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-11-05 23:33:11
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
GE.SNAA.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:30:44.01 10.0 negative automatic PcP 183 94.3277 -2.06664 0
MY.IPM.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:28:27.22 10.0 positive automatic P 280 68.6299 -1.84362 0.265557
JP.JNU.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:27:22.20 10.0 positive automatic P 324 58.6048 -0.687436 0.431583
JP.JMN.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:27:14.30 10.0 positive automatic P 327 57.4 -0.136095 0.438968
MY.LDM.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:26:41.47 10.0 positive automatic P 288 52.3953 3.34234 0.48152
AU.MORW.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:26:20.02 10.0 positive automatic P 243 50.0696 -0.672523 0.572543
II.KAPI.BHZ.00 2019-11-05T23:26:04.37 10.0 positive automatic P 276 48.0483 -0.826016 0.48012
GE.SOEI.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:25:26.27 10.0 positive automatic P 270 42.6844 3.502 0.573526
GE.SANI.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:25:22.57 10.0 positive automatic P 282 42.88 -1.61654 0.646602
GE.BNDI.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:24:45.52 10.0 positive automatic P 280 38.4107 -1.727 0
AU.HTT.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:23:58.15 10.0 positive automatic P 228 32.72 -0.324845 0.905046
AU.TOO.BHZ.00 2019-11-05T23:23:46.35 10.0 positive automatic P 216 30.9502 3.46037 0
G.CAN.BHZ.00 2019-11-05T23:23:14.25 10.0 positive automatic P 215 27.37 3.15391 0.816327
NZ.URZ.HHZ.10 2019-11-05T23:22:57.62 10.0 positive automatic P 163 25.8723 0.140958 0.961538
AU.RIV.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:22:57.70 10.0 positive automatic P 214 25.0735 7.47861 0
AU.QLP.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:22:53.27 10.0 negative automatic P 236 25.4391 -0.296059 0.952381
AU.COEN.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:22:38.60 10.0 positive automatic P 267 23.8312 -0.335413 0.930233
AU.MANU.BHZ.00 2019-11-05T23:22:32.30 10.0 negative automatic P 298 23.2933 -1.28508 0.941176
AU.ARMA.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:22:23.72 10.0 negative automatic P 219 22.305 0.441534 0.888889
NZ.OUZ.HHZ.10 2019-11-05T23:22:19.78 10.0 negative automatic P 167 22.1015 -1.14981 0.952381
AU.EIDS.BHZ. 2019-11-05T23:21:54.70 10.0 negative automatic P 231 19.4811 2.10139 0.97561
II.MSVF.BHZ.00 2019-11-05T23:19:57.47 10.0 positive automatic P 113 10.6989 -1.27395 0.909091
ND.ONTNC.BHZ.00 2019-11-05T23:19:30.39 10.0 positive automatic P 188 8.6325 0.0888808 0.909091
G.SANVU.BHZ.00 2019-11-05T23:17:52.45 10.0 negative automatic P 197 1.7628 -5.57511 0.327869
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Type Description Link
QuakeML - small Event, Origin, FocalMechanism Download
QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download