Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 40 km southeast of Malakula Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on 2020-01-11 20:03:19 +11:00 -
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Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
11 Jan 09:20 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 minutes.
Date & time: 11 Jan 2020 09:03:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-11 20:03:19 +11:00
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.5941°S / 167.6747°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SSE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (228 mi) NNW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||10 km||59km SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
|5.1||24 km||Vanuatu Islands||BMKG|
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