Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 70 km north of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on 2016-05-15 17:24:18 +11:00
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Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 39 km depth
15 May 06:50 UTC: First to report: USGS after 26 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2016-05-15 17:24:18 +11:00
Depth: 39.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.4339°S / 166.906°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) NW of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) NNW of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SSE of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.7||39 km||- 69km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu||USGS|
|4.9||31 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
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