Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 73 km southwest of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 6 September 2019 at 15:27 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 73 km southwest of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 6 September 2019 at 15:27 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Sep 15:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Sep 6 15:39: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Date & time: 6 Sep 2019 15:27:55 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.12°S / 168.96°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Yasur (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) SSW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) ENE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) ENE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) SSE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) NE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) NE of Païta (New Caledonia) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) NE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) ENE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) W of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
M 5.910 kmLoyalty Islands (Vanuatu)GFZ
M 5.831 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 5.841 kmLoyalty Islands (Vanuatu)GeoAu
M 5.978 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 5.929 km74km SSW of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS
M 6.020 kmVanuatu [Sea]INGV

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1815.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Thought it was truck going past apartment block. I am on first floor apartment and was in bed reading. Must of been big if I felt it here in Australia! (reported through our app)
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