Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu) on Thursday, 23 May 2019
23 May 15:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.69°S / 169.73°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
192 km (119 mi) E of Tadine (pop: 7,500)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Thu, 23 May 15:02 UTC||M 5.4 / 10 km||Southeast of Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu)||GFZ|
|Thu, 23 May 15:02 UTC||M 5.5 / 10 km||Southeast Of Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu)||EMSC|
|Thu, 23 May 15:02 UTC||M 5.5||Southeast of Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu)||GeoAu|
|Thu, 23 May 15:02 UTC||M 5.5 / 32 km||Southeast of Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)||BMKG|
|2019-05-24 02:02:17 +11:00 (23 May 15:02:17 UTC)||M 5.7 / 10 km||195km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)||USGS|
|Thu, 23 May 15:02 UTC||M 6.0 / 19.5 km||New Caledonia [Sea] (Vanuatu)||INGV|
User reports for this quake
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