Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 417 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 3 April 2016 at 18:18 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake Coral Sea, 418 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 3 April 2016 08:23 GMT, which had occurred 10 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 417 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 3 April 2016 at 18:18 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 40 km depth

3 Apr 18:29 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
Apr 3 18:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 30.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 40.0 km.
Apr 4 07:34: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.4.
Date & time: 3 Apr 2016 18:18:58 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.29°S / 166.79°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km (55 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) NNW of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) SSE of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.433 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.135 km- 91km NNW of Port-Olry, VanuatuUSGS
5.331 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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