Earthquake with magnitude of Mw 5.5 on date 20-02-2010 and time 13:35:59 (UTC) in region Vanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu]

A magnitude Mw 5.5 earthquake occured in region: Vanuatu Islands [Sea: Vanuatu], on

  • 20-02-2010 13:35:59 (UTC)
  • 20-02-2010 14:35:59 (UTC +01:00) Italian time
  • 21-02-2010 00:35:59 (UTC +11:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Pacific/Efate)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) -13.6100, 166.7400 at 100 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: CSEM.

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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
Mw 5.5 2010-02-20
-13.61 166.74 100 2013-01-05
CSEM 1014489
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2010-02-20 13:35:59
Latitude -13.6100
Longitude 166.7400
Depth (km) 100 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> CSEM
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 1014489


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


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree)
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 12
Number of defining phases 8
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec)
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.00000
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.00000
Number of stations at which the event was observed 12
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 8
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 5.5
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude Mw
Reference to an origin 1014489
Agency INGV
Autore CSEM
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-01-05 19:28:00
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance(km) Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.MPAZ.HHZ. 2010-02-20T13:55:23.09 0.1 undecidable manual PKP 0 0 0
IV.MMME.HHZ. 2010-02-20T13:55:23.80 0.1 undecidable manual PKP 0 0 0
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2010-02-20T13:55:23.10 0.1 undecidable manual PKP 0 0 0
IV.VMG.SHZ. 2010-02-20T13:55:22.75 0.1 undecidable manual PKP 0 0 0
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2010-02-20T13:55:22.66 0.1 undecidable manual PKP 0 0 0
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2010-02-20T13:55:21.38 0.1 undecidable manual PKP 0 0 0
IV.GRI.EHZ. 2010-02-20T13:55:21.02 0.1 undecidable manual PKP 0 0 0
IV.MSAG.HHZ. 2010-02-20T13:55:19.31 10.0 undecidable manual PKP 0 0 0
IV.PTQR.SHZ. 2010-02-20T13:55:19.53 0.3 undecidable manual PKP 0 0 0
SI.ABSI.BHN. 2010-02-20T13:55:16.45 10.0 undecidable manual PKP 0 0 0
IV.STR3.BHN. 2010-02-20T13:55:09.14 10.0 undecidable manual PKP 0 0 0
IV.FSSB.HHE. 2010-02-20T13:54:54.84 10.0 undecidable manual PKP 0 0 0
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