Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 82 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 29 May 2020 at 16:13 (GMT) -
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
29 May 16:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Date & time: 29 May 2020 16:13:19 UTC -
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.25°S / 167.73°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (233 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) SSE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SSW of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) NW 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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.0||10 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.0||6 km||Vanuatu||EMSC|
|M 5.1||33 km||Vanuatu Islands||BMKG|
|M 5.0||6.4 km||84 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu||USGS|
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