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Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Luganville, Vanuatu

Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 01:39
01:39 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.8 quake 63 km east of Port-Olry, Vanuatu, 17 Nov 12.19 pm (GMT +11)
4.8 quake 63 km east of Port-Olry, Vanuatu, 17 Nov 12.19 pm (GMT +11)
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported only 19 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 12.19 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake 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-Olry (pop. 2,000) located 63 km from the epicenter, Luganville (pop. 13,400) 88 km away, and Sola (pop. 1,200) 111 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. 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: Tue, 17 Nov 01:19 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.87°S / 167.6277°E
Primary data source: USGS

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