Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 41 km south of Malakula Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 10 January 2020 at 20:06 (GMT) -
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
10 Jan 20:16 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 10 Jan 2020 20:06:43 UTC -
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.64°S / 167.52°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) S of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) S of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) NNW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|5.2||10 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|5.3||5.5 km||Vanuatu Islands||GeoAu|
|5.4||10 km||Vanuatu Islands||BMKG|
|5.4||15 km||53km S of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 11 Jan 2020 09:03 UTC| M 5.1 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details