Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 40 km north of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 6 May 2019 at 03:56 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 40 km north of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 6 May 2019 at 03:56 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 240 km depth

6 May 04:10 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 13 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 262.0 to 256.0 km.
May 6 16:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 256.0 to 240.0 km.
Date & time: 6 May 2019 03:56:53 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 240.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.2°S / 169.4°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Yasur (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) NNE of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) SE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (182 mi) NE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) NNE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) ENE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) NE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) NE of Païta (New Caledonia) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) NE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) N of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NNW of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.9240 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 4.9235 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 5.0216 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 5.0220 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 5.0221 km36km NNE of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS

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