Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 78 km northeast of Luganville, Vanuatu
Mon, 26 Apr 2021, 15:3415:34 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake near Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, was reported only 25 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 124.3 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 2:07 am 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.
4.6 quake 27 Apr 2:07 am (GMT +11)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Port-Olry (pop. 2,000) located 41 km from the epicenter, Luganville (pop. 13,400) 78 km away, and Sola (pop. 1,200) 110 km away.
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Date & time: 27 Apr 2:07 am (GMT +11) local time (26 Apr 2021 15:07 GMT)
Depth: 124.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.85°S / 167.4°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Primary data source: USGS
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