Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 92 km southwest of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 6 April 2016 at 22:59 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
6 Apr 23:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.1°S / 166.68°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (100 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) NNW of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) S of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|5.0||10 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|4.8||40 km||- 103km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu||USGS|
|5.2||37 km||Vanuatu Islands||GeoAu|
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