Terremoto forte mag. 5.1 - Coral Sea, 92 km a nord est da Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, martedí, 17 novembre 2020 -

Terremoto forte mag. 5.1 - Coral Sea, 92 km a nord est da Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, martedí, 17 novembre 2020

Terremoto forte magnitudine 5.1 at 10 km depth

17 Nov 22:41 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 20 minuti.
Update Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 22:42
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 92 km northeast of Luganville, Vanuatu
5.1 quake 76 Km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu, 18 Nov 9.22 am (GMT +11)
5.1 quake 76 Km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu, 18 Nov 9.22 am (GMT +11)
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported only 20 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Wednesday 18 November 2020 at 9.22 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 at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in Port-Olry (pop. 2,000) located 76 km from the epicenter, Luganville (pop. 13,400) 92 km away, Sola (pop. 1,200) 120 km away, Norsup (pop. 3,000) 132 km away, and Lakatoro (pop. 700) 135 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 17 Nov 2020 22:22:07 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 09:22 (GMT +11)
Magnitudine: 5.1
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 14.9364°S / 167.773°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Vulcano più vicino: Aoba (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km E da Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> Vedi sismi vicini
92 km NE da Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
120 km SSE da Sola (pop: 1,170) --> Vedi sismi vicini
132 km NNE da Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
317 km N da Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
100 km NNO da Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
151 km N da Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.1°C (81 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from ESE
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
5.110 km76 Km E of Port-Olry, VanuatuUSGS
5.110 kmVANUATUEMSC
4.910 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
5.210 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
4.910 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG

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