Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 78 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021 11:45 pm (GMT +11) -

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 78 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021 11:45 pm (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 229 km depth

3 Nov 12:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 10 minutes.
Update Wed, 3 Nov 2021, 13:00
Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake 78 km southeast of Port Vila, Vanuatu
4.7 quake 3 Nov 11:45 pm (GMT +11)
4.7 quake 3 Nov 11:45 pm (GMT +11)
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, was reported only 14 minutes ago by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate to considerable depth of 229 km beneath the epicenter late at night on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, at 11:45 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 4.8 earthquake. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.9.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Port Vila (pop. 35,900) located 78 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 3, 2021 12:45:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021 11:45 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 229.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.34°S / 168.68°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode: 18.34°N / 11.32°W
Nearest volcano: Traitor's Head (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) SSE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (179 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) NE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) SSE of Santo (Luganville) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) NNE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) NE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 mi) NE of Bourail (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,830) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) NNW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.5°C (76 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
4.7229 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
4.9232 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.1235 kmVanuatu: Near NouméaRENASS
5.0220 km102 Km SE of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
5.0214 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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house (4069.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 30-60 s : idk  
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