Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 428 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 at 07:12 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake Coral Sea, 418 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 3 April 2016 08:23 GMT, which had occurred 2 weeks earlier.
Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 428 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 at 07:12 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Apr 07:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Apr 20 07:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Apr 20 07:23: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Apr 20 07:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Apr 20 09:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Date & time: 20 Apr 2016 07:12:30 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.52°S / 166.12°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
118 km (73 mi) WNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) NW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) NW of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SSW of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.210 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.410 km- 107km WNW of Port-Olry, VanuatuUSGS
5.415 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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