Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 59 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 4 June 2020 at 11:21 (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 8 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 59 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 4 June 2020 at 11:21 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 26 km depth

4 Jun 11:42 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 4 Jun 2020 11:21:52 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 26.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.3832°S / 167.9018°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (174 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) NE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
518 km (322 mi) NE of Koné (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSW of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 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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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 5.126 km58 km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 5.030 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 4.940 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 5.125 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 5.023 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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Shefa (Vanuatu, 62 km SE of epicenter) : A l'instant, salili road port vila (reported through EMSC)
Port-Vila (Vanuatu, 62 km SE of epicenter) : Dizzy (reported through EMSC)
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