Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 21 km southwest of Pentecost Island, Penama Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 at 17:34 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
22 Aug 17:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 22 Aug 2018 17:34:08 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.91°S / 168.09°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) ENE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) ESE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SSW of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) NNW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.2||10 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.2||10 km||5.2 VANUATU||EMSC|
|M 5.0||45 km||Vanuatu Islands||GeoAu|
|M 5.1||10 km||- 84km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
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