Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 88 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 09:48 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 88 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 09:48 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 33 km depth

16 Dec 10:02 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 14 minutes.
Dec 17 01:18: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 32.8 km.
Date & time: 16 Dec 2018 09:48:23 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 32.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.326°S / 168.173°E (Malampa Province, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Lopevi (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) ESE of Lakatoro (Malampa) (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) ESE of Norsup (Malampa) (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SE of Luganville (Sanma) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) N of Port Vila (Shefa) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) SE of Port-Olry (Sanma) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (174 mi) SSE of Sola (Torba) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) NNW of Isangel (Tafea) (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.633 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 5.59.6 km- 81km ESE of Lakatoro, VanuatuUSGS
M 5.530 km VANUATUEMSC

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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake 88 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, 16 December 2018 09:48 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 26 Dec 2018 03:23 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2018 20:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 22:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Dec 2018 04:10 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Dec 2018 05:27 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 2018 08:04 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 2018 07:16 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 2018 06:52 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 2018 18:28 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 2018 17:59 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 2018 17:12 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    26.7 km (16.6 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 16 Dec 2018 16:15 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    58.5 km (36.4 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 2018 15:03 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    36.3 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 16 Dec 2018 10:31 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 88 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 09:48 (GMT)
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