Earthquake with magnitude of Mwp 6.0 on date 22-08-2019 and time 21:27:13 (Italy) in region Wallis & Futuna [Sea]

A magnitude Mwp 6.0 earthquake occured in region: Wallis & Futuna [Sea], on

  • 22-08-2019 19:27:13 (UTC)
  • 22-08-2019 21:27:13 (UTC +02:00) Italian time
  • 23-08-2019 07:27:13 (UTC +12:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Pacific/Wallis)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) -14.55, -177.15 at 10 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 5.2
Mwp 6.0

Mwpd 6.3
-14.55 -177.15 10 2019-08-22
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 71713141
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-08-22 19:27:13
Latitude -14.55
Longitude -177.15
Depth (km) 10 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin automatic
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV-A
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 71713141


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 17760
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 14196
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 39
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 14350
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 155.335
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 23
Number of defining phases 23
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 1.60653
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 5.60685
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 71.22246
Number of stations at which the event was observed 23
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 23
Magnitudes information


Field Value
Value 6
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 8
Type of magnitude Mwp
Reference to an origin 71713141
Agency INGV
Autore early-est_ee1.1.9
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-08-22 19:44:45


Field Value
Value 6.3
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 4
Type of magnitude Mwpd
Reference to an origin 71713141
Agency INGV
Autore early-est_ee1.1.9
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-08-22 19:44:45


Field Value
Value 5.2
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 19
Type of magnitude mb
Reference to an origin 71713141
Agency INGV
Autore early-est_ee1.1.9
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-08-22 19:44:45
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IU.YSS.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:38:34.05 10.0 negative automatic P 332 71.2225 3.00666 0
IU.CASY.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:38:20.37 10.0 negative automatic P 204 69.6159 -0.832476 0.136166
IU.SBA.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:37:44.52 10.0 positive automatic P 184 63.8096 0.364032 0.34631
GT.VNDA.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:37:43.73 10.0 positive automatic P 185 63.8568 -0.754752 0.362361
AU.MORW.BHZ. 2019-08-22T19:37:37.80 10.0 negative automatic P 244 62.9193 -0.510469 0.375136
GE.SOEI.BHZ. 2019-08-22T19:37:02.17 10.0 positive automatic P 268 57.3253 2.09468 0.430058
AU.HTT.BHZ. 2019-08-22T19:35:19.42 10.0 negative automatic P 237 43.9291 0.530892 0.614885
GE.GENI.BHZ. 2019-08-22T19:35:17.97 10.0 positive automatic P 282 43.7616 0.544535 0.411792
AU.TOO.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:34:47.85 10.0 negative automatic P 228 40.2725 -1.17965 0.716459
AU.COEN.BHZ. 2019-08-22T19:34:34.32 10.0 positive automatic P 266 38.4069 0.928261 0.751489
AU.QLP.BHZ. 2019-08-22T19:34:26.97 10.0 negative automatic P 245 37.928 -2.37551 0.393891
IU.PMG.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:34:07.42 10.0 positive automatic P 274 35.2495 0.944347 0.822131
IU.CTAO.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:34:06.90 10.0 negative automatic P 256 35.2992 -0.0539956 0.850818
AU.ARMA.BHZ. 2019-08-22T19:33:44.50 10.0 negative automatic P 236 32.7523 -0.470346 0.852973
NZ.KHZ.HHZ.10 2019-08-22T19:33:10.37 10.0 positive automatic P 194 28.9997 -1.31276 0.980392
IU.HNR.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:32:16.90 10.0 positive automatic P 280 22.9613 0.58867 0.91954
NZ.OUZ.HHZ.10 2019-08-22T19:32:12.32 10.0 positive automatic P 200 22.283 3.21405 0.97561
ND.ONTNC.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:31:14.94 10.0 negative automatic P 241 17.3627 0.762737 0.43956
G.DZM.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:31:13.20 10.0 negative automatic P 242 17.278 -0.0548089 0.833333
G.SANVU.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:30:45.85 10.0 negative automatic P 265 15.1356 0.220411 0.43956
AU.NIUE.BHZ. 2019-08-22T19:29:11.17 10.0 positive automatic P 124 8.2633 -0.529125 0.941176
IU.FUNA.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:28:53.50 10.0 negative automatic P 329 7.0037 -0.895726 0.963855
II.MSVF.BHZ.00 2019-08-22T19:28:31.57 10.0 negative automatic P 235 5.6069 -3.7771 0.43956
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