Mag. 4.8 earthquake - - 73km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu, on 2018-12-17 18:16:13 +11:00
Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
17 Dec 08:24 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 8 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-17 18:16:13 +11:00
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.4538°S / 168.0119°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (46 mi) ESE of Lakatoro (pop: 705)
138 km (86 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
146 km (91 mi) NNW of Port-Vila (Port Vila) (pop: 35,900)
186 km (116 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950)
291 km (181 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170)
369 km (229 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440)
503 km (312 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400)
668 km (415 mi) NNE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||10 km||- 73km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
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