Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 25 km east of Paama Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 10:31 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 35 km depth
16 Dec 11:01 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 30 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Dec 2018 10:31:14 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.47°S / 168.47°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Lopevi (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (74 mi) ESE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (189 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) E of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) ESE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.8||35 km||- 119km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
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