Terremoto moderado mag. 4.9 - 92 km NNE of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, martes, 17 nov. 2020 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.9 - 92 km NNE of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, martes, 17 nov. 2020

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.9 at 10 km depth

17 Nov 01:36 UTC: Primero en informar: USGS después de 16 minutos.
18 Nov 23:46: Magnitud recalculada de 4.8 a 4.9. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 5.7 km (3.6 mi) al NNW.
Update Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 01:39
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Luganville, Vanuatu
4.8 quake 63 km east of Port-Olry, Vanuatu, 17 Nov 12.19 pm (GMT +11)
4.8 quake 63 km east of Port-Olry, Vanuatu, 17 Nov 12.19 pm (GMT +11)
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported only 19 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 12.19 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 as well.
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 Port-Olry (pop. 2,000) located 63 km from the epicenter, Luganville (pop. 13,400) 88 km away, and Sola (pop. 1,200) 111 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 17 Nov 2020 01:19:34 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: martes, 17 nov 2020 12:19 (GMT +11)
Magnitud: 4.9
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 14.8198°S / 167.6159°E (Vanuatu)
Volcán mas cercano: Aoba (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km al ENE de Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
92 km al NNE de Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
105 km al S de Sola (pop: 1,170) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
141 km al N de Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
333 km al NNO de Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
67 km al NO de Maewo Island (pop: 3,570) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
162 km al N de Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from SE
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.910 km63 Km ENE of Port-Olry, VanuatuUSGS

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