Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, 45 km northeast of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 at 21:59 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 146 km depth
17 May 22:28 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 29 minutes.
Depth: 146.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.76°S / 167.37°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) NE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NNE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Maewo Island (pop: 3,570) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) N of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.6||146 km||- 47km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu||USGS|
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