Terremoto moderato mag. 5.0 - Coral Sea, 92 km a nord da Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, martedí, 23 febbraio 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.0 - Coral Sea, 92 km a nord da Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, martedí, 23 febbraio 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.0 at 127 km depth

23 Feb 22:24 UTC: Primo a segnalare: EMSC dopo 17 minuti.
23 Feb 22:31: Profondità ricalcolata da 130.0 a 128.0 km (da 81 a 80 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 10.2 km (6.4 mi) al WNW.
23 Feb 22:46: Profondità ricalcolata da 128.0 a 127.0 km (da 80 a 79 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 3.2 km (2 mi) al E.
Update Tue, 23 Feb 2021, 22:30
Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.0 earthquake 89 km northeast of Luganville, Vanuatu
5.0 quake 24 Feb 9:06 am (GMT +11)
5.0 quake 24 Feb 9:06 am (GMT +11)
Vanuatu was shaken near Luganville, Sanma Province, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 only 23 minutes ago, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 130 km beneath the epicenter near Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, in the morning on Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 9:06 am local time. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0 as well. A third agency, the United States Geological Survey, reported the same quake at magnitude 5.0.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Port-Olry (pop. 2,000) located 55 km from the epicenter, Luganville (pop. 13,400) 89 km away, and Sola (pop. 1,200) 102 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 23 Feb 2021 22:06:42 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 09:06 (GMT +11)
Magnitudine: 5
Profondità: 127.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 14.74°S / 167.46°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Vulcano più vicino: Gaua (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km NE da Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> Vedi sismi vicini
92 km NNE da Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
97 km S da Sola (pop: 1,170) --> Vedi sismi vicini
148 km N da Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
346 km NNO da Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
136 km NO da Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
170 km N da Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 29.1°C (84 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from SE
Fonte dati primaria: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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
5.0127 kmVANUATUEMSC
5.0130 km54 Km ENE of Port-Olry, VanuatuUSGS
4.9128 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.1124 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG

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