Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Monday, 1 Mar 2021 2:29 pm (GMT +11) -

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Monday, 1 Mar 2021 2:29 pm (GMT +11)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 44 km depth

1 Mar 03:39 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
1 Mar 03:41: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6. Epicenter location corrected by 9 km (5.6 mi) towards N.
1 Mar 08:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 44.0 km (from 6.2 to 27 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 25 km (16 mi) towards E.
Date & time: 1 Mar 2021 03:29:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 1 Mar 2021 2:29 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.12°S / 166.73°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Suretamatai (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) N of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
541 km (336 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) E of North Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) NNW of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) 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.
5.444 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.450 km125 Km NW of Sola, VanuatuUSGS
5.461 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Brisbane Logan QLD / not felt
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