Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 72 km southeast of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 26 August 2019 at 21:40 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
26 Aug 21:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 26 Aug 2019 21:40:52 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.82°S / 169.9°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aneityum (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) ESE of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) NE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) SE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) ENE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) ENE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) NE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NE of Païta (New Caledonia) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) NE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ESE of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) N of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.8||10 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.1||10 km||Vanuatu||EMSC|
|M 5.3||10 km||Vanuatu Islands||BMKG|
|M 5.2||2.9 km||Vanuatu Islands||GeoAu|
|M 5.1||10 km||89km ESE of Isangel, Vanuatu||USGS|
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