Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 99 km southeast of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on 2018-12-17 05:28:06 +11:00
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 35 km depth
16 Dec 19:24 UTC: First to report: USGS after 56 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-17 05:28:06 +11:00
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.4934°S / 168.2148°E (Malampa Province, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Lopevi (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (60 mi) ESE of Lakatoro (Malampa) (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) N of Port Vila (Shefa) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SE of Luganville (Sanma) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SE of Port-Olry (Sanma) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) SSE of Sola (Torba) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) NNW of Isangel (Tafea) (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||35 km||- 94km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
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