Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 90 km west of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on 2019-09-09 20:37:58 +11:00

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 90 km west of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on 2019-09-09 20:37:58 +11:00

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 21 km depth

9 Sep 10:03 UTC: First to report: USGS after 25 minutes.
Date & time: 9 Sep 2019 09:37:58 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-09-09 20:37:58 +11:00
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 20.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.4904°S / 168.4268°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Yasur (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) W of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) S of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) NE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) NNE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) ENE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) NNE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) NNE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) W of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.221 km88km W of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS
M 5.230 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 5.110 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 5.110 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG

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[email protected] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Kolkata
[email protected] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
201 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt while laying in bed.
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