Contact | RSS | EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 25 km northeast of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on 18 Apr 6:48 pm (GMT +11)

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 25 km northeast of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on 18 Apr 6:48 pm (GMT +11) Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 25 km northeast of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on 18 Apr 6:48 pm (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 105 km depth

18 Apr 08:07 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Update Sun, 18 Apr 2021, 08:12

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu

4.7 quake 18 Apr 6:48 pm (GMT +11)
4.7 quake 18 Apr 6:48 pm (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred only 24 minutes ago 25 km northeast of Isangel, Vanuatu, the United States Geological Survey reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 104.5 km beneath the epicenter near Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, early evening on Sunday 18 April 2021 at 6:48 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Isangel (pop. 1,400) located 25 km from the epicenter.
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.

Download the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app and get one of the fastest seismic alerts online: Android | iOS

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 18, 2021 07:48:03 UTC
Local time at epicenter18 Apr 6:48 pm (GMT +11)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.7
Depth104.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.396°S / 169.4586°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode19.396°N / 10.541°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoYasur (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities25 km (15 mi) NE of Isangel (pop: 1,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
221 km (137 mi) SE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
285 km (177 mi) NE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
290 km (180 mi) NE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
336 km (209 mi) ENE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
430 km (267 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
438 km (272 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
438 km (272 mi) NE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
443 km (275 mi) NE of Paita (New Caledonia) (pop: 12,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
448 km (278 mi) NE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) NNE of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) NNW of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 26.2°C (79 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]

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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.7105 km24 Km NE of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS
4.7104 kmVANUATUEMSC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Norfolk Island (NFK/AU network) | Distance from quake: 1084 km / 673 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Norfolk Island: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
Show more

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Translate
Mackay, Queensland (2124.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Felt a light shake  
Mackay, Queensland (2124.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Felt a light shake  

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

Support us - Help us upgrade our services!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Design upgrade
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Sources: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most text and images on our websites are owned by us. Re-use is generally not permitted without authorization. Contact us for licensing rights.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery Home
Volcanoes | Earthquakes | Photos | Volcano News | App
Adventure & Study Travel
Tours to Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas: walking tours, photo tours, study tours
Tours & Dates | FAQ | About us
Get our newsletter!
Company info
Contact | Legal info | Terms & conditions
Follow us
Follow us on facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Visit our Youtube channel
EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
VolcanoDiscovery GmbH, Germany, Reg. nr.: HRB 103744, EU Tax Id: DE 310 395 322 owned and created by
Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist, volcano photographer, tour organizer member of
IAVCEI
Volcanological Society
Ecotourism Greece
Insured by R+V
VolcanoDiscovery © 2004- All Rights Reserved | Privacy - cookie settings