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Significant magnitude 5.3 earthquake 100 km northwest of Sola, Vanuatu

Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 20:38
20:38 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
5.3 quake 20 Jan 7:18 am (GMT +11)
5.3 quake 20 Jan 7:18 am (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred only 15 minutes ago 100 km northwest of Sola, Vanuatu, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, in the morning on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 7:18 am 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Sola (pop. 1,200) located 100 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:
ΈΝΙΩΣΑ ΑΥΤΌ ΤΟ ΣΕΙΣΜΌ

Ημερομηνία & time: 20 Jan 2021 7:18 am (GMT +11) local time (19 Jan 2021 20:18 GMT)
Μέγεθος: 5.3
Βάθος: 10.0 km
Επίκεντρο γεωγραφικό πλάτος / γεωγραφικό μήκος: 13.37°S / 166.79°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Κύρια πηγή δεδομένων: GFZ

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