Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 21 km southwest of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 10 May 2019 at 08:44 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 21 km southwest of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 10 May 2019 at 08:44 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 105 km depth

10 May 08:52 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
May 10 09:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 127.0 to 136.0 km.
May 10 15:04: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 136.0 to 105.0 km.
Date & time: 10 May 2019 08:44:53 UTC
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 105.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.67°S / 169.13°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Yasur (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) SW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) SSE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) NE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) NNE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) ENE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) NE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) NE of Païta (New Caledonia) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) NE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) SW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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 5.7105 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 5.8123 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 5.6147 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 5.7114 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 5.8111 km29km SW of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS

User reports for this quake (12)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
vanuatu islands / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tanna Evergreen Resort / not felt
tanna / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Vila / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Port Vila (219.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : i was lying down, and I felt my bed shaking
229.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Port Vila / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Lelounapen Tanna / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nasama Resort / Light shaking (MMI IV)
(New Caledonia, 403 km SW of epicenter) : Sur paita Nouvelle-Caledonie, vibration du corps (reported through EMSC)
(New Caledonia, 254 km SW of epicenter) : Légère secousse sur ile de mare (reported through EMSC)
(Vanuatu, 233 km NW of epicenter) : No. Thank you for keeping us updated. (reported through EMSC)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 26 May 2019 04:58 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    117.8 km (73.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.