Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Monday, 20 June 2016 at 13:41 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands on Monday, 20 June 2016 at 13:41 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Jun 13:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
Jun 20 13:57: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 119.0 to 114.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 114.0 to 112.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 112.0 to 111.0 km.
Jun 20 14:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 111.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 20 Jun 2016 01:41:45 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.85°S / 167.68°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) NE of Lakatoro (pop: 705)
66 km (41 mi) ESE of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
111 km (69 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950)
220 km (137 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170)
220 km (137 mi) NNW of Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900)
444 km (276 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440)
565 km (351 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400)
726 km (451 mi) N of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 5.052 km VANUATUEMSC
M 5.063 km- 18km NE of Norsup, VanuatuUSGS
M 5.093 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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Luganville (Vanuatu, 67 km NW of epicenter) : Very Loud (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Vanuatu Islands 20 June 13:41 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 26 Jul 2016 08:04 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands on Monday, 20 June 2016 at 13:41 (GMT)
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