Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 51 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 21 December 2018 at 22:24 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
21 Dec 22:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 27 minutes.
Date & time: 21 Dec 2018 22:24:34 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.23°S / 167.84°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) ESE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) E of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) W of Ambrym Island (pop: 7,280) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.0||10 km||VANUATU||EMSC|
|M 5.0||10 km||- 46km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
User reports for this quake (1)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Los Angeles, CA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 26 Dec 2018 03:23 UTC| M 5.1 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|7 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details