Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 23 km west of Ambrym Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on 2018-12-19 15:10:41 +11:00
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 35 km depth
19 Dec 04:34 UTC: First to report: USGS after 24 minutes.
Date & time: 19 Dec 2018 04:10:41 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-19 15:10:41 +11:00
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.2384°S / 167.9047°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (34 mi) ESE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) ESE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (246 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) W of Ambrym Island (pop: 7,280) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) E of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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||- 53km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
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