Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Tuesday, 16 October 2018
16 Oct 07:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.35°S / 169.45°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
164 km (102 mi) E of Tadine (pop: 7,500)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Tue, 16 Oct 06:49 UTC||M 5.0 / 10 km||Southeast of Loyalty Islands||GFZ|
|Tue, 16 Oct 06:49 UTC||M 5.2 / 10 km||SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS||EMSC|
|2018-10-16 17:49:51 +11:00 (16 Oct 06:49:51 UTC)||M 5.2 / 10 km||- 155km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia||USGS|
|Tue, 16 Oct 06:49 UTC||M 5.2 / 45 km||Southeast of Loyalty Islands||GeoAu|
User reports for this quake
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