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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 118 km north of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 5 Mar 2021 3:53 am (GMT +11)

Terremoto forte mag. 6.1 - Coral Sea, 72 km a sud ovest da Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, venerdì, 5 mar 2021 03:53 (GMT +11)

Terremoto forte mag. 6.1 - Coral Sea, 72 km a sud ovest da Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, venerdì,  5 mar 2021 03:53 (GMT +11) Terremoto forte mag. 6.1 - Coral Sea, 72 km a sud ovest da Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, venerdì,  5 mar 2021 03:53 (GMT +11)

Terremoto forte magnitudine 6.1 a 191 km di profondità

4 Mar 17:01 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 8 minuti.
4 Mar 17:03: Profondità ricalcolata da 179.0 a 184.0 km (da 111 a 114 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 2.2 km (1.4 mi) al N.
4 Mar 17:21: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.9 a 6.1.
4 Mar 17:21: Profondità ricalcolata da 184.0 a 191.0 km (da 114 a 119 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 4.6 km (2.9 mi) al NE.
Update Thu, 4 Mar 2021, 17:06

Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.9 quake hits 114 km north of Luganville, Vanuatu early morning

5.9 quake 5 Mar 3:53 am (GMT +11)
5.9 quake 5 Mar 3:53 am (GMT +11)
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake near Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, was reported only 13 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate to considerable depth of 184 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Friday 5 March 2021 at 3:53 am 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 the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.7.
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 Port-Olry (pop. 2,000) located 64 km from the epicenter, and Luganville (pop. 13,400) 114 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 ora4 Mar 2021 16:53:13 UTC
Ora locale all'epicentrovenerdì, 5 mar 2021 03:53 (GMT +11)
Prof.191.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine14.47°S / 167.29°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode14.47°N / 12.71°W
Intensità di scuotimentoScuotimento leggero
Sentito4 rapporti
Fonte dati primariaGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Vulcano più vicinoGaua (38 km / 24 mi)
Luoghi vicini68 km NNE da Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
72 km SSO da Sola (pop: 1,170) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
118 km N da Santo (Luganville) (pop: 13,400) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
178 km N da Norsup (pop: 3,000) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
379 km NNO da Port Vila (pop: 35,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
119 km NO da Maewo Island (pop: 3,570) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
171 km NO da Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
202 km N da Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
Meteo all'epicentro al momento del sismoOvercast Clouds 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 11 m/s (21 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.
6.1191 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.9234 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
6.0189 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
6.1173 km69 Km SSW of Sola, VanuatuUSGS


Seismic station: Honiara, Solomon Islands (HNR/IU network) | Distance from quake: 975 km / 606 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Honiara, Solomon Islands: 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 (4)

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Aore island, south of Luganville (121.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We heard it coming, as usual. Seemed to take a while, but would have only been seconds, the shake arrived, nothing was knocked over but it was a long shake, the longest and strongest we have felt for a long time. | 7 users found this interesting.  
2073.7 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I heard a rumble and my book moved a tiny bit  
Luganville / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Aore Island / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s


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Scosse di assestamento, piu recenti per prima (13 in tutto)

Data e oraMag.
18 ago 2021 10:10
1 anno 7 settimane fa - felt

90 km
Coral Sea, 74 km N da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
8 ago 2021 13:56
1 anno 8 settimane fa

168 km
Coral Sea, 67 km S da Sola, Torba, VanuatuPiù
6 ago 2021 18:00
1 anno 9 settimane fa

119 km
Coral Sea, 54 km N da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
6 ago 2021 13:35
1 anno 9 settimane fa

202 km
Coral Sea, 52 km SO da Sola, Torba, VanuatuPiù
22 lug 2021 02:24
1 anno 11 settimane fa

29 km
Coral Sea, 91 km NO da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
15 lug 2021 13:00
1 anno 12 settimane fa

187 km
Coral Sea, 62 km S da Sola, Torba, VanuatuPiù
12 giu 2021 19:00
1 anno 16 settimane fa - felt

151 km
Coral Sea, 97 km N da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
9 giu 2021 20:41
1 anno 17 settimane fa

26 km
Coral Sea, 45 km SO da Sola, Torba, VanuatuPiù
10 mag 2021 06:39
1 anno 21 settimane fa

116 km
Coral Sea, 82 km NE da Port-Olry, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
3 mag 2021 13:58
1 anno 22 settimane fa

182 km
Coral Sea, 62 km S da Sola, Torba, VanuatuPiù
26 apr 2021 15:07
1 anno 23 settimane fa

126 km
Coral Sea, 67 km N da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
23 mar 2021 12:40
1 anno 28 settimane fa

10 km
Coral Sea, 72 km NO da Port-Olry, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù
19 mar 2021 17:57
1 anno 29 settimane fa

10 km
Coral Sea, 60 km NO da Port-Olry, Sanma Province, VanuatuPiù

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