Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 59 km southeast of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 at 02:32 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 156 km depth
30 May 02:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 30 May 2018 02:32:54 UTC
Depth: 156.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.78°S / 167.64°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) NE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) ESE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (282 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NNE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||156 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.4||142 km||VANUATU||EMSC|
|M 5.4||129 km||- 54km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu||USGS|
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