Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 27 km northeast of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on 13 Oct 10:49 am (GMT +11) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 27 km northeast of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on 13 Oct 10:49 am (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 211 km depth

13 Oct 00:16 UTC: First to report: USGS after 27 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Oct 2020 23:49:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 13 Oct 10:49 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 210.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.3287°S / 169.4053°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Yasur (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) NNE of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) SSE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) NE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (182 mi) NNE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) ENE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (261 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) NE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (276 mi) NE of Païta (New Caledonia) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) NNE of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) NNW of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27°C (81 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from E
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.9211 km26 Km NNE of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS
M 4.933 km76 Km NNE of Isangel, VanuatuEMSC
M 4.6227 km32 Km NNE of Isangel, VanuatuGFZ
M 4.6222 km46 Km NE of Isangel, VanuatuBMKG

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