Moderate yet deep 5.1 quake hits near Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu
Thu, 29 Jul 2021, 11:22 11:22 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake near Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, was reported only 20 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate to considerable depth of 204 km beneath the epicenter late at night on Thursday 29 July 2021 at 10:00 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.
5.1 quake 29 Jul 10:00 pm (GMT +11)
A second report was later issued by Geoscience Australia (GeoAu), which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake. A third agency, the United States Geological Survey, reported the same quake at magnitude 5.1.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Isangel (pop. 1,400) located 57 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 29 Jul 2021 11:00 GMT
Depth: 203.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.01°S / 169.25°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Primary data source: EMSC
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