Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 47 km east of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 19 March 2018 at 02:36 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 47 km east of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 19 March 2018 at 02:36 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 134 km depth

Date & time: 19 Mar 2018 02:36:38 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 134.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.63°S / 167.59°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) ESE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (292 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) W of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) N of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.3134 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

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Fresh wota 2 (244.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 22 Mar 2018 00:44 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    129.6 km (80.5 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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