Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 64 km east of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021 7:07 pm (GMT +11) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 64 km east of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021 7:07 pm (GMT +11)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 100 km depth

16 Feb 08:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 44 minutes.
16 Feb 09:02: Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 16 Feb 2021 08:07:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021 7:07 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.66°S / 167.74°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) NE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) ESE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) W of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NNE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 29.2°C (85 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.1102 km62 Km NE of Norsup, VanuatuUSGS
4.995 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG

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