Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Port-Vila, Vanuatu
Sun, 1 Nov 2020, 22:3922:39 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
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).
4.7 quake 39 km S of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, 2 Nov 9.17 am (GMT +11)
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.
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Date & time: Sun, 1 Nov 22:17 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.08°S / 168.3°E
Primary data source: EMSC