Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 455 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 at 12:35 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth
19 Apr 13:06 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 30 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.21°S / 166.16°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) NW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) NW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (283 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) NNW of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SSW of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> 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||10 km||- 135km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu||USGS|
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