Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 39 km east of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 03:43 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 0 km depth
16 May 03:58 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 16 May 2019 03:43:52 UTC
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.645°S / 167.498°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) ESE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) N of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 01 Jul 2019 17:13 UTC| M 6.0 |115 km (71.5 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| GFZ | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 36 km east of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 1 July 2019 at 17:13 (GMT)