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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 91 km northwest of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 3:06 am (GMT +11) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 91 km northwest of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 3:06 am (GMT +11) Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 91 km northwest of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 3:06 am (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 215 km depth

23 Sep 16:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
23 Sep 16:41: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 23, 2022 16:06:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 3:06 am (GMT +11)
Depth215.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.1686°S / 167.1327°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Antipode13.169°N / 12.867°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoSuretamatai (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities91 km (56 mi) NNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
208 km (130 mi) N of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
262 km (163 mi) N of Santo (Luganville) (pop: 13,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
308 km (192 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
323 km (201 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) E of Tegua Island (pop: 58) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) NW of Ile de la Selle Island (pop: 1,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (153 mi) NNW of Maewo Island (pop: 3,570) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.9215 km90 Km NNW of Sola, VanuatuUSGS
4.9215 kmVanuatu IslandsRaspberryShake
4.8220 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
4.910 kmVanuatu IslandsIRIS


Seismic station: Honiara, Solomon Islands (HNR/IU network) | Distance from quake: 886 km / 551 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Honiara, Solomon Islands: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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