Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 445 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 15 April 2016 at 15:20 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
15 Apr 16:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 50 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.14°S / 166.5°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
117 km (73 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 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!
445 km (276 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) NNW of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) S of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.8||10 km||- 116km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu||USGS|
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