Terremoto moderado mag. 4.9 - Coral Sea, 48 km ESE of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, 7 May 1:40 pm (GMT +11) -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.9 - Coral Sea, 48 km ESE of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, 7 May 1:40 pm (GMT +11)

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.9 at 47 km depth

7 May 03:00 UTC: Primero en informar: USGS después de 20 minutos.
Update Fri, 7 May 2021, 03:06
Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu
4.9 quake 7 May 1:40 pm (GMT +11)
4.9 quake 7 May 1:40 pm (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 25 minutes ago 48 km southeast of Luganville, Vanuatu, the United States Geological Survey reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 46.5 km beneath the epicenter near Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, around noon on Friday 7 May 2021 at 1:40 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same 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 Norsup (pop. 3,000) located 41 km from the epicenter, Luganville (pop. 13,400) 48 km away, and Port-Olry (pop. 2,000) 93 km away.
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Earthquake data

Fecha & hora: 7 May 2021 02:40:46 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 7 May 1:40 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitud: 4.9
Prof.: 46.5 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 15.7316°S / 167.5558°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode: 15.732°N / 12.444°W
Volcán mas cercano: Aoba (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km al NNE de Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
48 km al ESE de Santo (Luganville) (pop: 13,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
93 km al SE de Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
206 km al S de Sola (pop: 1,170) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
237 km al NNO de Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
60 km al N de Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
42 km al E de Malo Island (pop: 4,270) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from ESE
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 MWh, equivalente a 338 toneladas de TNT) Más info
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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.
4.947 km40 Km NNE of Norsup, VanuatuUSGS
4.944 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
5.048 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.332 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG

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