Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 412 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 21 April 2016 at 18:53 (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 3 weeks earlier.
Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 412 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 21 April 2016 at 18:53 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Apr 19:16 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 23 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 2.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Apr 2016 18:53:01 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.53°S / 166.39°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) NW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) NNW of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) S of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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5.110 km- 91km NW of Port-Olry, VanuatuUSGS

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