Earthquake with magnitude of Mwp 6.3 on date 08-05-2024 and time 10:17:18 (Italy) in region Vanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]

A magnitude Mwp 6.3 earthquake occured in region: Vanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu], on

  • 08-05-2024 08:17:18 (UTC)
  • 08-05-2024 10:17:18 (UTC +02:00) Italian time
  • 08-05-2024 19:17:18 (UTC +11:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Pacific/Efate)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) -15.3600, 167.9590 at 12 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
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
mb 5.5
Mwp 6.3

Mwpd 6.4
-15.3598 167.959 12 2024-05-08
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 127494001
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2024-05-08 08:17:18
Latitude -15.3598
Longitude 167.9590
Depth (km) 12 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin automatic
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV-A
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 127494001


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 13464528
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 11068117
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 169
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 11255900.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 62.1429
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 1.04707
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitudes information


Field Value
Value 6.4
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 36
Type of magnitude Mwpd
Reference to an origin 127494001
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2024-05-08 08:29:43


Field Value
Value 6.3
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 37
Type of magnitude Mwp
Reference to an origin 127494001
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2024-05-08 08:29:43


Field Value
Value 5.5
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 44
Type of magnitude mb
Reference to an origin 127494001
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2024-05-08 08:29:43
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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