M6.4 earthquake - 101km SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu, Sunday, 2 December 2012 at 00:54 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 109 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:54

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Coral Sea, 109 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:54

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 34 km depth

2 Dec 01:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 21 minutes.
Date & time: 2 Dec 2012 00:54:23 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:54
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 34.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.0123°S / 167.626°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Epi (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (65 mi) SSE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
498 km (310 mi) NNE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
536 km (333 mi) NNE of Koné (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) S of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) NW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 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.
M 6.434 km101km SSE of Lakatoro, VanuatuUSGS
M 6.138 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 6.061 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 5.953 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG

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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Coral Sea, 109 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:54

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 109 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:54
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