Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Sola, Torba, Vanuatu
Fri, 23 Apr 2021, 17:1917:19 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An intermediate to deep magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported early morning near Sola, Torba, Vanuatu.
4.5 quake 24 Apr 3:52 am (GMT +11)
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the quake hit on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 3:52 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 205 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Sola (pop. 1,200, 41 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 24 Apr 3:52 am (GMT +11) local time (23 Apr 2021 16:52 GMT)
Depth: 205.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.68°S / 167.23°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Primary data source: BMKG
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