Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 101 km northwest of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on 3 Oct 12:16 am (GMT +11) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.3 quake Coral Sea, 107 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 1 Oct 6:35 am (GMT +11), which had occurred 1 day 18 hours earlier.
Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 101 km northwest of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on 3 Oct 12:16 am (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 44 km depth

2 Oct 13:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 15 minutes.
2 Oct 13:32: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 58.0 to 44.0 km (from 36 to 27 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.9 km (3.1 mi) towards SSW.
Date & time: 2 Oct 2020 13:16:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 3 Oct 12:16 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.08°S / 167.66°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SW of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 21.8°C (71 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 11 m/s (21 kts) from S
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.744 km- 97 km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGFZ
M 5.110 km4.7 VanuatuEMSC
M 5.19.6 km97 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 4.810 km86 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuBMKG
M 4.810 km86 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuBMKG

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port vila (93.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : No damage . everything is OK . (reported through our app)
port vila (93.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 101 km northwest of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on 3 Oct 12:16 am (GMT +11)
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