Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 126 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 9 October 2020 at 21:22 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Coral Sea, 126 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 9 October 2020 at 21:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

9 Oct 21:32 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 10 minutes.
9 Oct 21:35: Magnitude recalculée de 5.3 à 5.5. Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 2.5 km (1.5 mi) au NNW.
10 Oct 06:04: Magnitude recalculée de 5.5 à 5.3.
Date & time: 9 Oct 2020 21:22:24 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.3
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.13°S / 167.31°E (Mer de Corail, Vanuatu)
Volcan le plus près: North Vate (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km S de Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
126 km ONO de Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
180 km S de Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
234 km S de Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
340 km NO de Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
363 km S de Sola (pop: 1,170) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
421 km N de Wé (Lifou, Nouvelle-Calédonie) (pop: 10,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
471 km NNE de Poindimié (Nouvelle-Calédonie) (pop: 4,890) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
507 km NNE de Koné (Nouvelle-Calédonie) (pop: 4,570) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
98 km SSO de Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
339 km NO de Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from E
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.310 km127 Km WNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGFZ
M 5.230 km110 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuEMSC
M 5.430 km114 Km WNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGeoAu
M 5.410 km110 Km WNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 5.628 km105 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuBMKG

User reports for this quake (7)

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123.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
0 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
126.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
15728.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was Shaking a bit And I was awake at the time of Earthquake which was at 4AM
Port Vila / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Just one small bang, then 3 seconds of swaying. Not bad enough or long enough to be scary, thank goodness. | One user found this interesting.
Port-Vila (Vanuatu, 115 km SE of epicenter) : This one felt movement up and down rather than shaking. The ocean was glassy and we could see round-ish sets of small ripples going every which way. (reported through EMSC)
Port-Vila (Vanuatu, 115 km SE of epicenter) : A l'instant Salili road port vila (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Coral Sea, 126 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 9 October 2020 21:22 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 126 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 9 October 2020 at 21:22 (GMT)
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