Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 82 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 1 Mar 2021 9:06 pm (GMT +11) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.2 quake Coral Sea, 77 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 16 Feb 2021 11:49 am (GMT +11), which had occurred 13 days earlier.
Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 82 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 1 Mar 2021 9:06 pm (GMT +11)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Mar 10:23 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 17 minutes.
Date & time: 1 Mar 2021 10:06:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 1 Mar 2021 9:06 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.61°S / 167.55°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) W of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) S of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) S of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) NW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) S of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (220 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) NNE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) N of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) S of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) SSW of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) NW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.210 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.310 kmVANUATUEMSC
5.135 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
5.110 km71 Km W of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS

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Port vila Vanuatu (67.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Port Vila, Shefa (81.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Our house shook. (reported through our app)  
Port Vila, Shefa (83 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
near Port Vila, Shefa (92.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
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