International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center
Preliminary earthquake data and analysis
||2020-09-03 02:34:02 (UTC)
||2020-09-02 15:34:02 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
||2020-09-03 02:54:38 (UTC)
||Almost everyone feels movement. Sleeping people are awakened. Doors swing open or close. Dishes are broken. Pictures on the wall move. Small objects move or are turned over. Trees might shake. Liquids might spill out of open containers.
||USGS - Earthquake Alert
||Pacific Ocean - West
|Water surface name
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Luganville (125.08 km)
Gaua Island Airport (59.85 km), Santo Pekoa International Airport (120.47 km)
Mere Lava volcano (26.97 km), Merig volcano (39.05 km), Gaua volcano (61.67 km), Ambae volcano (82.22 km), Mota volcano (92.83 km), Suretamatai volcano (106.27 km), Motlav volcano (112.47 km), Ureparapara volcano (140.38 km)
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake. Based on the hypocenter, an underwater landslide is conceivable and could trigger a tsunami. Based on the data received, using the depth of the hypocenter, a potential tsunami will reach the nearest (Namoumou, Penama, Vanuatu) settlement within 00:56. (PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN ESTIMATE ONLY!)