Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 27 km west of Ambrym Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on 2018-12-26 14:23:53 +11:00
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
26 Dec 03:46 UTC: First to report: USGS after 22 minutes.
Date & time: 26 Dec 2018 03:23:53 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-26 14:23:53 +11:00
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.2911°S / 167.868°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) ESE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) W of Ambrym Island (pop: 7,280) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) NNW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||35 km||- 51km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
|M 5.1||35 km||VANUATU||EMSC|
User reports for this quake (1)
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Port vila vanuatu (168.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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