Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 156 km northeast of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 16:05 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 156 km northeast of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 16:05 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 622 km depth

5 Dec 16:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Dec 5 16:23: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 630.0 to 622.0 km.
Date & time: 5 Dec 2018 16:05:12 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 622.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.78°S / 168.45°E (South Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Motlav (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) NE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) NNE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) NNE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) SE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) NNE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
551 km (343 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) N of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) NNE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) ENE of Vot Tande Island --> 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
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.2622 kmSanta Cruz Islands RegionGFZ
M 5.3632 km SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGIONEMSC
M 5.3636 kmSanta Cruz Islands RegionGeoAu
M 5.3625 km- 160km NE of Sola, VanuatuUSGS

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 156 km northeast of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 16:05 (GMT)
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