Terremoto moderato mag. 5.6 - Coral Sea, 35 km a nord est da Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, domenica, 29 novembre 2020 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.6 - Coral Sea, 35 km a nord est da Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, domenica, 29 novembre 2020

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.6 at 111 km depth

29 Nov 09:11 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 9 minuti.
29 Nov 09:13: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.6 a 5.7. Profondità ricalcolata da 10.0 a 115.0 km (da 6.2 a 71 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 16 km (9.8 mi) al SSW.
29 Nov 09:37: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.7 a 5.6.
29 Nov 09:44: Profondità ricalcolata da 115.0 a 111.0 km (da 71 a 69 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 3.5 km (2.2 mi) al SSW.
Update Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 09:15
Moderate yet deep earthquake of magnitude 5.7 just reported 88 km north of Luganville, Vanuatu
5.7 quake 29 Nov 8:01 pm (GMT +11)
5.7 quake 29 Nov 8:01 pm (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred in the evening on Sunday 29 November 2020 at 8.01 pm local time near Port-Olry, Vanuatu, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 115 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 Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), which listed it as a magnitude 5.8 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.4.
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 39 km from the epicenter, Luganville (pop. 13,400) 88 km away, Sola (pop. 1,200) 101 km away, Norsup (pop. 3,000) 150 km away, and Lakatoro (pop. 700) 154 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 29 Nov 2020 09:01:35 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 20:01 (GMT +11)
Magnitudine: 5.6
Profondità: 111.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 14.76°S / 167.22°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Vulcano più vicino: Gaua (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km NNE da Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> Vedi sismi vicini
85 km N da Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
105 km SSO da Sola (pop: 1,170) --> Vedi sismi vicini
146 km N da Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
351 km NNO da Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
475 km SSE da Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Isole Salomone) (pop: 553) --> Vedi sismi vicini
151 km NO da Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
171 km N da Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 26.9°C (80 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from ESE
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) 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.
5.6111 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.810 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
5.6109 kmVanuatuUSGS
5.6105 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 18 Jan 2021 07:17 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    158 km (98.2 mi) depth
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Jan 2021 03:11 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    180.1 km (111.9 mi) depth
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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