Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 80 km southeast of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 23 November 2019 at 02:33 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 80 km southeast of Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 23 November 2019 at 02:33 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 160 km depth

23 Nov 02:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 23 Nov 2019 02:33:15 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 160.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.12°S / 169.73°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aneityum (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
80 km (49 mi) SE of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) NE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) ENE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) SSE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) E of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) NE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) ENE of Païta (New Caledonia) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (259 mi) NE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NW of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SSE of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.0160 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 5.3136 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 5.2166 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 5.4127 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 5.3124 km81km SSE of Isangel, VanuatuUSGS

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418 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Ressenti, assise, au 9ème étage d'un immeuble. (reported through our app)
Chépénéhé Lifou (277.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 416 km SW of epicenter) : The couch shook. (reported through EMSC)
(New Caledonia, 267 km SW of epicenter) : 1s télé tremble (reported through EMSC)
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