Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 6.1 km west of Paama Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on 2018-12-17 04:59:18 +11:00
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Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 35 km depth
16 Dec 18:58 UTC: First to report: USGS after 59 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-17 04:59:18 +11:00
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.4495°S / 168.182°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Lopevi (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
91 km (56 mi) ESE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ESE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) W of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) ESE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||35 km||- 89km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
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