Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 22 km southeast of Pentecost Island, Penama Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 30 April 2018 at 18:24 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 22 km southeast of Pentecost Island, Penama Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 30 April 2018 at 18:24 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 276 km depth

Date & time: 30 Apr 2018 18:24:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 276.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.88°S / 168.34°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) ENE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ESE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (261 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SE of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ENE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.8276 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ

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San Michel, Espíritu Santo, Vanuatu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
154 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up, immediate less powerful aftershock. Others slept through it.
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