Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 76 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 29 May 2020 at 11:07 (GMT) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.4 quake Coral Sea, 87 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 27 May 2020 07:09 GMT, which had occurred 2 days earlier.
Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 76 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 29 May 2020 at 11:07 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 May 11:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
May 29 15:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Date & time: 29 May 2020 11:07:49 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.26°S / 167.8°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (249 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
484 km (301 mi) NNE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) NE of Koné (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SSE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SSW of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) NW 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
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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.
M 5.210 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 5.09.9 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 5.235 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 5.310 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 5.310 km72 km WNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS

User reports for this quake (7)

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Port-Vila (75.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
76.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Duration was quite long close to 20 seconds (reported through our app)
Mele bau, Efate, Vanuatu / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Walls moved. Water in jar was visibly moving.
Port Vila / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port-Vila (Vanuatu) / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Shefa (Vanuatu, 83 km SE of epicenter) : A l'instant salili road mêle (reported through EMSC)
Port-Vila (Vanuatu, 83 km SE of epicenter) : mild (reported through EMSC)
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