Latest earthquakes near Port-Vila, Shefa today

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List of latest earthquakes near Port-Vila.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 4, 2024 10:42PM
(Efate)
M 4.5 201 km NNW
from Port-Vila
Apr 3, 2024 06:52PM
(Efate)
M 5.1 396 km NNW
from Port-Vila
Apr 3, 2024 07:52AM
(Efate)
M 4.5 128 km S
from Port-Vila
Apr 3, 2024 05:01AM
(Efate)
M 4.4 201 km N
from Port-Vila
Mar 29, 2024 05:29PM
(Efate)
M 5.0 104 km NNW
from Port-Vila
Mar 23, 2024 03:18PM
(Efate)
M 4.9 181 km N
from Port-Vila
Mar 21, 2024 03:19PM
(Efate)
M 4.4 28 km ESE
from Port-Vila
Mar 21, 2024 01:00PM
(Efate)
M 4.5 229 km NNW
from Port-Vila
Mar 15, 2024 11:09AM
(Efate)
M 4.4 100 km S
from Port-Vila
Mar 15, 2024 11:09AM
(Efate)
M 4.4 100 km S
from Port-Vila
Mar 14, 2024 08:26AM
(Efate)
M 4.3 267 km SSE
from Port-Vila
Mar 11, 2024 02:29PM
(Efate)
M 4.5 300 km NNW
from Port-Vila
Mar 2, 2024 10:55AM
(Efate)
M 4.2 224 km SSE
from Port-Vila
Feb 25, 2024 08:47AM
(Efate)
M 5.0 337 km NNW
from Port-Vila
Feb 23, 2024 07:13AM
(Efate)
M 4.5 65 km WNW
from Port-Vila
Feb 18, 2024 05:15PM
(Efate)
M 4.0 283 km NNW
from Port-Vila
Feb 17, 2024 07:47AM
(Efate)
M 5.2 41 km SE
from Port-Vila
Feb 16, 2024 08:33AM
(Efate)
M 4.4 160 km N
from Port-Vila
Feb 16, 2024 01:44AM
(Efate)
M 4.5 60 km NW
from Port-Vila
Feb 15, 2024 08:35AM
(Efate)
M 4.1 234 km NNW
from Port-Vila
Feb 12, 2024 05:10PM
(Efate)
M 5.0 199 km SSE
from Port-Vila
Feb 10, 2024 05:20AM
(Efate)
M 4.4 298 km NNW
from Port-Vila
Feb 8, 2024 01:09PM
(Efate)
M 4.6 203 km SE
from Port-Vila
Feb 7, 2024 02:49PM
(Efate)
M 4.6 102 km SSW
from Port-Vila
Jan 30, 2024 09:46PM
(Efate)
M 4.1 275 km SE
from Port-Vila

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Port-Vila

Recent Port-Vila Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Port-Vila. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Port-Vila and elsewhere.

Port-Vila Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
183 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.5
Apr 4, 2024 22:42

Average

A total of 1835 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Port-Vila, Shefa in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 183 earthquakes per year, or 15 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Port-Vila roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Port-Vila in 2020. A total of 289 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Port-Vila that year. The strongest had a 6.4 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Port-Vila with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Port-Vila in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Port-Vila during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Port-Vila (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1553 84.63%
Mag. 5 247 13.46%
Mag. 6 34 1.85%
Mag. 7 1 0.05%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Port-Vila

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7
On Apr 29, 2016 06:33.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.1
On Sep 21, 1920 01:39.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Port-Vila occurred on Apr 29, 2016 06:33 local time (Pacific/Efate timezone). It had a magnitude of 7 and struck 213 kilometers (132 mi) north-northwest of Port-Vila, at a depth of 24 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Port-Vila in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.1 earthquake struck on Sep 21, 1920 01:39, 250 kilometers (155 mi) north-northwest of Port-Vila. It is the strongest earthquake near Port-Vila in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Port-Vila, Shefa in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Port-Vila.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Port-Vila.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 29, 2016 06:33AM
(Efate)
M 7.0 213 km NNW
from Port-Vila
Jan 23, 2015 02:47PM
(Efate)
M 6.8 81 km NNE
from Port-Vila
Aug 1, 2019 02:02AM
(Efate)
M 6.6 174 km NNW
from Port-Vila
Aug 22, 2018 09:32AM
(Efate)
M 6.5 190 km N
from Port-Vila
Sep 21, 2017 07:09AM
(Efate)
M 6.4 143 km SE
from Port-Vila
Oct 21, 2019 01:52PM
(Efate)
M 6.4 189 km SE
from Port-Vila
Jul 13, 2018 08:46PM
(Efate)
M 6.4 153 km SSE
from Port-Vila
Feb 20, 2015 12:18AM
(Efate)
M 6.4 146 km N
from Port-Vila
Aug 5, 2020 11:05PM
(Efate)
M 6.4 185 km N
from Port-Vila
Jan 24, 2024 01:33AM
(Efate)
M 6.3 39 km SW
from Port-Vila

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Port-Vila

Nearest earthquakes from Port-Vila

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Port-Vila, Shefa. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Port-Vila.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Nov 22, 2014 03:18PM
(Efate)
M 5.2 9 km NW
from Port-Vila
Oct 7, 2016 02:16PM
(Efate)
M 4.4 10 km S
from Port-Vila
Mar 29, 2020 04:48AM
(Efate)
M 5.8 9 km SSE
from Port-Vila
Feb 4, 2016 08:06AM
(Efate)
M 4.0 11 km NW
from Port-Vila
Jan 14, 2020 03:19AM
(Efate)
M 4.3 11 km S
from Port-Vila
Jul 8, 2014 11:56PM
(Efate)
M 6.2 11 km ENE
from Port-Vila
Apr 23, 2022 10:59PM
(Efate)
M 4.5 11 km SSE
from Port-Vila
Sep 5, 2019 06:32PM
(Efate)
M 5.1 14 km S
from Port-Vila
Jun 13, 2019 11:12PM
(Efate)
M 4.8 15 km SSE
from Port-Vila
Nov 9, 2014 11:58AM
(Efate)
M 4.1 17 km SE
from Port-Vila

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Port-Vila

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Port-Vila.

When was the last earthquake in Port-Vila, Shefa?

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Port-Vila on the evening of April 4, 2024 at 22:42 local time (Pacific/Efate). The center of this earthquake was located 201km north-northwest of Port-Vila at a depth of 180km under water in the Coral Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Port-Vila, Shefa in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Port-Vila, Shefa?

A 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Port-Vila on the night of September 21, 1920 at 01:39 local time (Pacific/Efate). The center of this earthquake was located 250km south of Port-Vila at a depth of 25km under water in the Coral Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Port-Vila since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Port-Vila, Shefa?

In the past 10 years, 1835 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Port-Vila. This averages to 184 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.