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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Sun, 1 Nov 2020, 22:39
22:39 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.7 quake 39 km S of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, 2 Nov 9.17 am (GMT +11)
4.7 quake 39 km S of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, 2 Nov 9.17 am (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred in the morning on Monday 2 November 2020 at 9.17 am local time near the town of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 35 km. The magnitude, exact location of the epicenter, and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities where the quake likely was felt include Port-Vila (pop. 35,900) located 39 km from the epicenter and likely affected by weak shaking.
This story will be updated soon by VolcanoDiscovery. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: Sun, 1 Nov 22:17 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.08°S / 168.3°E
Primary data source: EMSC

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