Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 8.7 km north of Paama Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on 2018-12-17 19:04:13 +11:00

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.6 quake 88 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, 16 December 2018 09:48 GMT, which had occurred 22 hours earlier.
Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Coral Sea, 8.7 km north of Paama Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on 2018-12-17 19:04:13 +11:00

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Dec 09:14 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Dec 2018 08:04:13 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-17 19:04:13 +11:00
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.3864°S / 168.2661°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Lopevi (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (60 mi) ESE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ESE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) NNE of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) E of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.910 km- 95km ESE of Lakatoro, VanuatuUSGS

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Port Vila / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sudden and strong jolt followed by slow movement. About 10 seconds
Port havannah (129.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Slight rumble followed by what felt like the bed being kicked.
154.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
152.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port vila / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking lasted 5-8 sec .
Port Vila / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 8.7 km north of Paama Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on 2018-12-17 19:04:13 +11:00
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