Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 79 km northwest of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 19:01 (GMT) -
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 24 km depth
27 May 19:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 44 minutes.
Date & time: 27 May 2020 19:01:48 UTC -
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.12°S / 167.95°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Emae (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) S of Ambrym Island (pop: 7,280) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) SSW of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) SSE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.8||24 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|M 4.9||10 km||Vanuatu||EMSC|
|M 4.9||10 km||95km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu||USGS|
|M 4.9||10 km||Vanuatu Islands||BMKG|
User reports for this quake (1)
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