Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 26 km northeast of Ambrym Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 23 December 2018 at 20:29 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
23 Dec 20:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 23 minutes.
Date & time: 23 Dec 2018 20:29:41 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.06°S / 168.26°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) E of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) E of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ESE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NE of Ambrym Island (pop: 7,280) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ENE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.7||10 km||- 90km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
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