Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 404 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 15 April 2016 at 18:47 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth
15 Apr 19:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 15 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.41°S / 166.8°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) NNW of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) S of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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||10 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|5.2||29 km||- 68km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu||USGS|
|5.0||7 km||Vanuatu Islands||GeoAu|
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