Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 423 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on 2016-04-05 08:03:35 +11:00
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 39 km depth
4 Apr 21:54 UTC: First to report: USGS after 50 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2016-04-05 08:03:35 +11:00
Depth: 39.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.2208°S / 166.8023°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km (56 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NNW of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SSE of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.8||39 km||- 88km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu||USGS|
|4.7||40 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
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