Terremoto forte mag. 5.2 - Coral Sea, 98 km a nord est da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, 6 May 2:35 am (GMT +11) -

Terremoto forte mag. 5.2 - Coral Sea, 98 km a nord est da Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, 6 May 2:35 am (GMT +11)

Terremoto forte magnitudine 5.2 at 10 km depth

5 May 15:49 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 14 minuti.
Update Wed, 5 May 2021, 15:54
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 98 km northeast of Luganville, Vanuatu
5.2 quake 6 May 2:35 am (GMT +11)
5.2 quake 6 May 2:35 am (GMT +11)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred only 18 minutes ago 98 km northeast of Luganville, Vanuatu, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, early morning on Thursday 6 May 2021 at 2:35 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 identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1. Other agencies reporting the same quake include France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) at magnitude 5.0, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Port-Olry (pop. 2,000) located 98 km from the epicenter, Luganville (pop. 13,400) 98 km away, Norsup (pop. 3,000) 122 km away, and Lakatoro (pop. 710) 125 km away.
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Earthquake data

Data & ora: 5 May 2021 15:35:47 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: 6 May 2:35 am (GMT +11)
Magnitudine: 5.2
Prof.: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 15.12°S / 167.98°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode: 15.12°N / 12.02°W
Vulcano più vicino: Aoba (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km E da Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> Vedi sismi vicini
98 km ENE da Santo (Luganville) (pop: 13,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
122 km NNE da Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
146 km SSE da Sola (pop: 1,170) --> Vedi sismi vicini
293 km N da Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
17 km ONO da Maewo Island (pop: 3,570) --> Vedi sismi vicini
138 km NNE da Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 27.9°C (82 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from W
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 GWh, equivalent to 951 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.
5.210 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.010 kmNear Nouméa, VanuatuRENASS
5.110 km103 Km E of Port-Olry, VanuatuUSGS
5.110 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Paranaque, Manila, Philippines / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Hayward, ca USA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Los Angeles / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
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