Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 35 km west of Pentecost Island, Penama Province, Vanuatu, on 2017-10-22 03:35:37 +11:00
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 116 km depth
21 Oct 16:55 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 21 Oct 2017 16:35:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2017-10-22 03:35:37 +11:00
Depth: 116.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.6724°S / 167.8719°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (42 mi) NE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) ESE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WNW of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NNE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||116 km||- 68km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu||USGS|
|M 5.1||38 km||Vanuatu Islands||GeoAu|
|M 5.0||158 km||VANUATU||EMSC|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 09 Dec 2017 01:15 UTC| M 4.8 |133 km (82.6 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| EMSC | Details