Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Malampa Province, 168 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 07:44 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
16 Dec 07:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.23°S / 168.15°E (Malampa Province, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
80 km (50 mi) E of Lakatoro (Malampa) (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Norsup (Malampa) (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SE of Luganville (Sanma) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) N of Port Vila (Shefa) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SE of Port-Olry (Sanma) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) SSE of Sola (Torba) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) NNW of Isangel (Tafea) (pop: 1,440) --> 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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|M 5.2||10 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.2||50 km||VANUATU||EMSC|
|M 5.2||34 km||Vanuatu Islands||GeoAu|
|M 5.2||49 km||- 89km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Malampa Province, 168 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 16 December 2018 07:44 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 23 Dec 2018 20:29 UTC| M 4.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|22 km (14 mi) distance| EMSC | Details
- 17 Dec 2018 08:04 UTC| M 4.9 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 16 Dec 2018 09:48 UTC| M 5.6 |32.8 km (20.4 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| GeoAu | Details