Moderate magnitude 4.7 quake hits 76 km southwest of Isangel, Vanuatu in the morning
Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 00:0700:07 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.7 quake in Vanuatu near Isangel, Tafea Province, only 20 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 10:46 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 35 km. 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.
4.7 quake 24 Apr 10:46 am (GMT +11)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) 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.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Isangel (pop. 1,400) located 76 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 24 Apr 10:46 am (GMT +11) local time (23 Apr 2021 23:46 GMT)
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.19°S / 169.04°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Primary data source: USGS
Fri, 23 Apr 2021, 23:50