Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, 5 km south of Koro, Torba, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 7:19 pm (GMT +11) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Coral Sea, 5 km south of Koro, Torba, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 7:19 pm (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 178 km depth

29 Nov 08:38 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Update Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 08:39
Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Port-Olry, Vanuatu
4.6 quake 60 Km S of Sola, Vanuatu, 29 Nov 7.19 pm (GMT +11)
4.6 quake 60 Km S of Sola, Vanuatu, 29 Nov 7.19 pm (GMT +11)
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake near Sola was reported only 20 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate to considerable depth of 178.1 km beneath the epicenter early evening on Sunday 29 November 2020 at 7.19 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.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery 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 Sola (pop. 1,200) located 61 km from the epicenter, and Port-Olry (pop. 2,000) 81 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Nov 2020 08:19:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 7:19 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 178.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.4119°S / 167.4503°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NNE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NNE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) NNW of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) N of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) S of Ravenga Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.7°C (80 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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 4.6178 km60 Km S of Sola, VanuatuUSGS
M 4.6180 kmVANUATUEMSC
M 4.7183 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 5.4185 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG

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Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, 5 km south of Koro, Torba, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 7:19 pm (GMT +11)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 07 Oct 2009 22:18
    | 7.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    240km / 149mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 17 Dec 1957 13:50
    | 7.8 |
    124km / 77mi
    |
    63 years ago
    |
    237km / 147mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 07 Oct 2009 22:03
    | 7.7 |
    45km / 28mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    186km / 116mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 21 Apr 1997 12:02
    | 7.7 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    24 years ago
    |
    220km / 137mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 20 May 1965 00:40
    | 7.7 |
    120km / 75mi
    |
    56 years ago
    |
    58km / 36mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 11 Aug 1965 22:31
    | 7.6 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    55 years ago
    |
    166km / 103mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 09 Jul 1964 16:39
    | 7.6 |
    130km / 81mi
    |
    57 years ago
    |
    127km / 79mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 26 Nov 1999 13:21
    | 7.5 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    238km / 148mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 28 Dec 1973 13:41
    | 7.5 |
    26km / 16mi
    |
    47 years ago
    |
    92km / 57mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 07 Oct 2009 23:13
    | 7.4 |
    31km / 19mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    179km / 111mi
    | Vanuatu
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