Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 74 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 2 Apr 2021 2:06 pm (GMT +11) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 74 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 2 Apr 2021 2:06 pm (GMT +11)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.6 at 180 km depth

2 Apr 03:23 UTC: Premier à signaler: USGS après 17 minutes.
Update Fri, 2 Apr 2021, 03:27
Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu
4.6 quake 2 Apr 2:06 pm (GMT +11)
4.6 quake 2 Apr 2:06 pm (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred early afternoon on Friday 2 April 2021 at 2:06 pm local time near Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable depth of 180 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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 4.6 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lakatoro (pop. 710) located 71 km from the epicenter, and Norsup (pop. 3,000) 74 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 2 Apr 2021 03:06:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: vendredi, 2 avril 2021 14:06 (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 4.6
Profondeur: 180.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.2418°S / 168.0629°E (Malampa, Vanuatu)
Volcan le plus près: Ambrym (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km ESE de Lakatoro (Malampa) (pop: 705) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
74 km ESE de Norsup (Malampa) (pop: 3,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
125 km SE de Luganville (Sanma) (pop: 13,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
168 km N de Port-Vila (Port Vila, Shefa) (pop: 35,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
170 km SE de Port-Olry (Sanma) (pop: 1,950) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
269 km SSE de Sola (Torba) (pop: 1,170) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
389 km NNO de Isangel (Tafea) (pop: 1,440) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 25.9°C (79 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 4 m/s (9 kts) from N
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
4.6180 km70 Km ESE of Lakatoro, VanuatuUSGS
4.6185 kmVANUATUEMSC
4.4187 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ

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