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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu, on Saturday, Jan 8, 2022 at 9:57 am (GMT +11) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu, on Saturday, Jan 8, 2022 at 9:57 am (GMT +11) Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu, on Saturday, Jan 8, 2022 at 9:57 am (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 125 km depth

7 Jan 23:23 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 26 minutes.
7 Jan 23:23: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 7, 2022 22:57:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Jan 8, 2022 at 9:57 am (GMT +11)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.3
Depth124.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude20.4902°S / 169.8035°E (South Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu)
Antipode20.49°N / 10.197°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoEastern Gemini Seamount (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities119 km (74 mi) SSE of Isangel (pop: 1,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
232 km (144 mi) ENE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
268 km (167 mi) E of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) S of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
115 km (72 mi) SSE of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 26.7°C (80 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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
4.3125 km118 Km SSE of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS
4.3137 kmVANUATUEMSC
4.3125 kmVanuatu IslandsRaspberryShake
5.0131 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Monasavu, Fiji (MSVF/II network) | Distance from quake: 919 km / 571 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Monasavu, Fiji: 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. 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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