Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 60 km south of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on 29 Oct 1:12 am (GMT +11) -

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Coral Sea, 60 km south of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on 29 Oct 1:12 am (GMT +11)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 185 km depth

28 Oct 14:22 UTC: Premier à signaler: EMSC après 10 minutes.
28 Oct 14:27: Magnitude recalculée de 5.4 à 5.8. Profondeur recalculée de 187.0 à 192.0 km (de 116 à 119 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 5.7 km (3.5 mi) au S.
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28 Oct 15:27: Profondeur recalculée de 182.0 à 185.0 km (de 113 à 115 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 3.1 km (1.9 mi) au NO.
Date & time: 28 Oct 2020 14:12:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 29 Oct 1:12 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.8
Profondeur: 185.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.4°S / 167.43°E (Mer de Corail, Vanuatu)
Volcan le plus près: Gaua (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km SSO de Sola (pop: 1,170) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
81 km NNE de Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
128 km NNE de Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
185 km N de Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
383 km NNO de Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
446 km SSE de Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Îles Salomon) (pop: 553) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
170 km NNO de Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
208 km N de Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
69 km S de Ravenga Island --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 26.9°C (80 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.8185 km81 Km NNE of Port-Olry, VanuatuEMSC
M 5.8184 km76 Km NNE of Port-Olry, VanuatuGFZ
M 5.8185 km78 Km NNE of Port-Olry, VanuatuGeoAu
M 5.8178 km65 Km SSW of Sola, VanuatuUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Coral Sea, 60 km south of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, 29 Oct 1:12 am (GMT +11)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 29 Nov 2020 09:01 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    111 km (69 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 Nov 2020 08:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    178.1 km (110.7 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 60 km south of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on 29 Oct 1:12 am (GMT +11)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Profondeur
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 20 Sep 1920 14:39
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    il y a 100 ans
    |
    643km / 400mi
    | Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)
  • 06 Feb 2013 01:12
    | 8.0 |
    29km / 18mi
    |
    il y a 8 ans
    |
    477km / 297mi
    | SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
  • 17 Jul 1980 19:42
    | 7.9 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    il y a 41 ans
    |
    265km / 165mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 02 Dec 1950 19:51
    | 7.9 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    il y a 70 ans
    |
    443km / 275mi
    | Vanuatu
  • 03 Oct 1931 19:13
    | 7.9 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    il y a 89 ans
    |
    777km / 483mi
    | Solomon Islands
  • 09 Aug 1901 13:01
    | 7.9 |
    unknown
    |
    il y a 120 ans
    |
    888km / 552mi
    | Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)
  • 07 Oct 2009 22:18
    | 7.8 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    il y a 11 ans
    |
    238km / 148mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 31 Dec 1966 18:23
    | 7.8 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    il y a 54 ans
    |
    274km / 170mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)
  • 17 Dec 1957 13:50
    | 7.8 |
    124km / 77mi
    |
    il y a 63 ans
    |
    235km / 146mi
    | Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)
  • 30 Apr 1939 02:55
    | 7.8 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    il y a 82 ans
    |
    969km / 602mi
    | Solomon Islands
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