Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 445 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on 2016-04-07 17:52:32 UTC
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 34 km depth
7 Apr 18:16 UTC: First to report: USGS after 24 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2016-04-07 17:52:32 UTC
Depth: 33.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.1086°S / 166.5555°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
111 km (69 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 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: 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||34 km||- Vanuatu||USGS|
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