Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 99 km west of Port-Vila, Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 20:50 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 35 km depth
31 May 21:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 31 May 2020 20:50:10 UTC -
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.5665°S / 167.4068°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) W of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) S of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) S of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) S of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) NW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) NNE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) N of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) S of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) SSW of Ambrym Island (pop: 7,280) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SW of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.5||35 km||98 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu||USGS|
|M 4.5||35 km||Vanuatu||EMSC|
|M 4.5||37 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
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