Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 470 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 7 April 2016 at 08:01 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 20 km depth
7 Apr 09:40 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.83°S / 166.65°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Suretamatai (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) W of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) S of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) NW of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) NW of Maewo Island (pop: 3,570) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.9||20 km||- 97km W of Sola, Vanuatu||USGS|
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