Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 19 km northwest of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 at 13:31 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 19 km northwest of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 at 13:31 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 226 km depth

15 Jun 13:39 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jun 15 13:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 227.0 to 223.0 km.
Jun 15 13:41: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 223.0 to 222.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 222.0 to 226.0 km.
Jun 15 13:44: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 226.0 to 228.0 km.
Jun 15 14:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 228.0 to 226.0 km.
Date & time: 15 Jun 2016 13:31:18 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 226.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.43°S / 167.18°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Suretamatai (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) N of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
494 km (307 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) ESE of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (197 mi) N of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.4226 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
5.3212 km VANUATUEMSC
5.2223 km- 66km NW of Sola, VanuatuUSGS
5.3251 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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