Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 4:51 pm (GMT +11) -

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 4:51 pm (GMT +11)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 128 km depth

14 Oct 06:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
14 Oct 06:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 120.0 to 128.0 km (from 75 to 80 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.5 km (4.7 mi) towards E.
Date & time: Oct 14, 2021 05:51:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 4:51 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 128.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.05°S / 167.43°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode: 15.05°N / 12.57°W
Nearest volcano: Aoba (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) E of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NNE of Santo (Luganville) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNE of Malo Island (pop: 4,270) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) N of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from N
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 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.
5.6128 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.4114 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
5.2143 kmVanuatu: Near NouméaRENASS
5.6120 km35 Km E of Port-Olry, VanuatuUSGS
5.6127 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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