Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 98 km northeast of Luganville, Vanuatu
Wed, 5 May 2021, 15:5515:55 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred only 18 minutes ago 98 km northeast of Luganville, Vanuatu, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
5.2 quake 6 May 2:35 am (GMT +11)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, early morning on Thursday 6 May 2021 at 2:35 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1. Other agencies reporting the same quake include France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) at magnitude 5.0, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.2.
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 98 km from the epicenter, Luganville (pop. 13,400) 98 km away, Norsup (pop. 3,000) 122 km away, and Lakatoro (pop. 710) 125 km away.
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Date & time: 6 May 2:35 am (GMT +11) local time (5 May 2021 15:35 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.12°S / 167.98°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Primary data source: GFZ
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