Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, 83 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 7:10 am (GMT +11) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, 83 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 7:10 am (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 80 km depth

29 Nov 20:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 32 minutes.
29 Nov 20:42: Now using data updates from USGS
3 Dec 21:12: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 79.5 to 79.8 km (from 49 to 50 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.8 km (0.5 mi) towards NNE.
Update Mon, 29 Nov 2021, 20:48
Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu
4.6 quake 30 Nov 7:10 am (GMT +11)
4.6 quake 30 Nov 7:10 am (GMT +11)
An intermediate magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported in the morning near Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, at 7:10 am local time at an intermediate depth of 79.5 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Port Vila (pop. 35,900) located 83 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 data

Date & time: Nov 29, 2021 20:10:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 7:10 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 79.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.3576°S / 168.7461°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode: 18.358°N / 11.254°W
Nearest volcano: Traitor's Head (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (51 mi) SE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 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!
410 km (255 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) NE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
493 km (306 mi) NE of Bourail (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,830) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) NNW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 27.3°C (81 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
4.680 km82 Km SSE of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
4.680 kmVanuatu IslandsRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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!
Sleeping (4107 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : Very weak shaking, woke me up..  
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
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:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • 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!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.