Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 76 km south of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on 24 Apr 10:46 am (GMT +11) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 76 km south of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on 24 Apr 10:46 am (GMT +11)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 35 km depth

24 Apr 00:02 UTC: First to report: USGS after 16 minutes.
Update Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 00:06
Moderate magnitude 4.7 quake hits 76 km southwest of Isangel, Vanuatu in the morning
4.7 quake 24 Apr 10:46 am (GMT +11)
4.7 quake 24 Apr 10:46 am (GMT +11)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.7 quake in Vanuatu near Isangel, Tafea Province, only 20 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 10:46 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 35 km. 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 identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Isangel (pop. 1,400) located 76 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Apr 23, 2021 23:46:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 24 Apr 10:46 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.1906°S / 169.044°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode: 20.191°N / 10.956°W
Nearest volcano: Yasur (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) NE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) ENE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (166 mi) E of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) SSE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) NE of Paita (New Caledonia) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) NE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (246 mi) ENE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) SSW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) W of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.6°C (80 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.735 km76 Km SSW of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS

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