Light magnitude 4.9 quake hits 23 km southeast of Port-Vila, Vanuatu early morning
Tue, 3 Nov 2020, 18:4818:48 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 30 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. The tremor was recorded early morning on Wednesday 4 November 2020 at 5.17 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 70 km below the surface.
4.9 quake 23 km SSE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, 4 Nov 5.17 am (GMT +11)
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 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. Weak shaking might have been felt in Port-Vila (pop. 35,900) located 23 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Tue, 3 Nov 18:17 UTC
Depth: 69.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9283°S / 168.3836°E
Primary data source: USGS