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
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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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)

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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)
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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

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