Sismo leggero mag. 4.2 - Coral Sea, 79 km a est da Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, martedí, 15 dicembre 2020 -

Sismo leggero mag. 4.2 - Coral Sea, 79 km a est da Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, martedí, 15 dicembre 2020

Sismo leggero magnitudine 4.2 at 126 km depth

15 Dec 22:55 UTC: Primo a segnalare: BMKG dopo 12 minuti.
16 Dec 04:45: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 4.4 a 4.2. Profondità ricalcolata da 106.0 a 126.0 km (da 66 a 78 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 76 km (47 mi) al ENE.
Update Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 23:00
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Luganville, Vanuatu
4.4 quake 16 Dec 9:43 am (GMT +11)
4.4 quake 16 Dec 9:43 am (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred in the morning on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 9:43 am local time near Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 106 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Luganville (pop. 13,400) located 16 km from the epicenter, Lakatoro (pop. 710) 54 km away, and Port-Olry (pop. 2,000) 70 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 15 Dec 2020 22:43:05 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 09:43 (GMT +11)
Magnitudine: 4.2
Profondità: 126.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 15.51°S / 167.9°E (Coral Sea, Sanma Province, Vanuatu)
Vulcano più vicino: Aoba (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km E da Luganville (Sanma) (pop: 13,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
82 km NE da Norsup (Malampa) (pop: 3,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
103 km ESE da Port-Olry (Sanma) (pop: 1,950) --> Vedi sismi vicini
186 km SSE da Sola (Torba) (pop: 1,170) --> Vedi sismi vicini
252 km N da Port Vila (Shefa) (pop: 35,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
472 km NNO da Isangel (Tafea) (pop: 1,440) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 29°C (84 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from S
Fonte dati primaria: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
4.2126 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
5.0125 km62 Km NE of Norsup, VanuatuUSGS
5.0122 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
5.1122 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ

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