Sismo leggero mag. 4.5 - Coral Sea, 50 km a est da Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, giovedí, 29 ottobre 2020 -

Sismo leggero mag. 4.5 - Coral Sea, 50 km a est da Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, giovedí, 29 ottobre 2020

Sismo leggero magnitudine 4.5 at 118 km depth

29 Oct 08:29 UTC: Primo a segnalare: EMSC dopo 29 minuti.
29 Oct 08:41: Profondità ricalcolata da 119.0 a 118.0 km (da 74 a 73 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 4.4 km (2.8 mi) al N.
Update Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 08:54
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Luganville, Vanuatu
4.5 quake: 42 Km WSW of Saratamata, Vanuatu, 29 Oct 2020 08:00
4.5 quake: 42 Km WSW of Saratamata, Vanuatu, 29 Oct 2020 08:00
A deep magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported early evening near the town of Luganville, Vanuatu. According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit early evening on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 7.00 pm local time at a relatively great depth of 118 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. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake. A third agency, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.5.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Luganville (pop. 13,400) at a distance of 50 km with very weak shaking, Lakatoro (pop. 700) at a distance of 72 km with very weak shaking, and Port-Olry (pop. 2,000) at a distance of 78 km with very weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 29 Oct 2020 08:00:34 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: 29 Oct 7:00 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitudine: 4.5
Profondità: 118.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 15.49°S / 167.63°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Vulcano più vicino: Aoba (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km E da Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
69 km NNE da Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
78 km SE da Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> Vedi sismi vicini
180 km S da Sola (pop: 1,170) --> Vedi sismi vicini
260 km NNO da Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
483 km NNO da Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> Vedi sismi vicini
66 km ONO da Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
88 km N da Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 26.3°C (79 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from ESE
Fonte dati primaria: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
4.5118 km42 Km WSW of Saratamata, VanuatuEMSC
4.5118 km57 Km E of Luganville, VanuatuUSGS
4.6118 km31 Km WSW of Saratamata, VanuatuGFZ

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