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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 39 km east of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 at 9:59 am (GMT +11)

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 39 km east of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 at 9:59 am (GMT +11) Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 39 km east of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 at 9:59 am (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 231 km depth

1 Sep 00:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 32 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 31, 2021 22:59:16 UTC
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Sep 1, 2021 at 9:59 am (GMT +11)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.4
Depth231.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.5°S / 169.65°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode19.5°N / 10.35°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoYasur (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities39 km (24 mi) E of Isangel (pop: 1,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
241 km (150 mi) SE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
293 km (182 mi) NE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
295 km (183 mi) ENE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) E of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) NNW of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.4231 kmVANUATUEMSC
4.4231 km39 Km E of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Norfolk Island (NFK/AU network) | Distance from quake: 1075 km / 668 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
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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