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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 44 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 10 Jan 5:48 pm (GMT +11)

Terremoto forte mag. 6.1 - Coral Sea, 44 km a est da Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, domenica, 10 gen 2021 17:48 (GMT +11)

Terremoto forte mag. 6.1 - Coral Sea, 44 km a est da Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, domenica, 10 gen 2021 17:48 (GMT +11) Terremoto forte mag. 6.1 - Coral Sea, 44 km a est da Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, domenica, 10 gen 2021 17:48 (GMT +11)

Terremoto forte magnitudine 6.1 a 166 km di profondità

10 Jan 06:57 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 9 minuti.
10 Jan 06:59: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.8 a 5.7. Profondità ricalcolata da 159.0 a 161.0 km (da 99 a 100 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 2.2 km (1.4 mi) al N.
10 Jan 07:00: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.7 a 5.9. Profondità ricalcolata da 161.0 a 162.0 km (da 100 a 101 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 1.1 km (0.7 mi) al N.
10 Jan 07:05: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.9 a 6.1. Profondità ricalcolata da 162.0 a 166.0 km (da 101 a 103 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 5.5 km (3.4 mi) al E.
Update Sun, 10 Jan 2021, 07:03

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes near Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu

5.9 quake 10 Jan 5:48 pm (GMT +11)
5.9 quake 10 Jan 5:48 pm (GMT +11)
A intermediate to deep magnitude 5.9 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Sunday 10 January 2021 at 5:48 pm local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 162 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.7 earthquake.
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 Lakatoro (pop. 710) located 37 km from the epicenter, Norsup (pop. 3,000) 39 km away, and Luganville (pop. 13,400) 89 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Dettagli del sismo

Data e ora10 Jan 2021 06:48:20 UTC
Ora locale all'epicentrodomenica, 10 gen 2021 17:48 (GMT +11)
Prof.166.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine16.08°S / 167.81°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipodo16.08°N / 12.19°W
Intensità di scuotimentoScuotimento leggero
Sentito1 rapporto
Fonte dati primariaGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Vulcano più vicinoAmbrym (38 km / 24 mi)
Luoghi vicini42 km E da Lakatoro (pop: 705) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
93 km SE da Santo (Luganville) (pop: 13,400) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
140 km SE da Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
192 km NNO da Port Vila (pop: 35,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
247 km S da Sola (pop: 1,170) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
415 km NNO da Isangel (pop: 1,440) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
38 km ONO da Ambrym Island (pop: 7,280) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
39 km NE da Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
418 km NNO da Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
Meteo all'epicentro al momento del sismoOvercast Clouds 29.6°C (85 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NNW
Energia sismica rilasciata stimata8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 GWh, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT o 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
6.1166 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
6.1160 km47 Km E of Lakatoro, VanuatuUSGS
6.0161 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
6.0162 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG


Seismic station: Monasavu, Fiji (MSVF/II network) | Distance from quake: 1105 km / 687 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Monasavu, Fiji: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (3)

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Brawley, CA. / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Happening lately around this time. Bed time. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Birmingham UK (15860.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I didn’t feel a thing | One user found this interesting.  
Port-Vila (187 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)


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Scosse di assestamento, piu recenti per prima (11 in tutto)

Data e oraMag.
5 lug 2021 02:23
1 anno 12 settimane fa

126 km
Coral Sea, Penama Province, 63 km E da Santo, VanuatuPiù
20 giu 2021 16:46
1 anno 14 settimane fa

251 km
Coral Sea, 208 km N da Port Vila, Shefa Province, VanuatuPiù
30 mag 2021 15:14
1 anno 17 settimane fa

140 km
Coral Sea, 44 km E da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
22 mag 2021 07:37
1 anno 18 settimane fa

193 km
Coral Sea, 93 km E da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
7 mag 2021 02:40
1 anno 20 settimane fa

47 km
Coral Sea, 48 km SE da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
6 mag 2021 12:20
1 anno 20 settimane fa

10 km
Coral Sea, 58 km S da Norsup, Malampa Province, VanuatuPiù
1 mag 2021 11:50
1 anno 21 settimane fa

181 km
Coral Sea, 47 km E da Norsup, Malampa Province, VanuatuPiù
2 apr 2021 03:06
1 anno 25 settimane fa

180 km
Ambrym, 74 km E da Norsup, Malampa Province, VanuatuPiù
12 mar 2021 01:03
1 anno 28 settimane fa

154 km
Coral Sea, 93 km SE da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
16 feb 2021 08:07
1 anno 32 settimane fa

100 km
Coral Sea, 64 km E da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
11 gen 2021 21:30
1 anno 37 settimane fa

151 km
Coral Sea, 84 km NE da Norsup, Malampa Province, VanuatuPiù

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