Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 90 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020 8:30 am (GMT +0) -
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in Vanuatu| Shefa Province | Malampa Province | Sanma Province | Tafea Province | Torba | Loyalty Islands
Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
16 Jun 08:48 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Jun 2020 08:30:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020 8:30 am (GMT +0)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.3122°S / 167.5926°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) WNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) S 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!
305 km (190 mi) NW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) S of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (189 mi) NW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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
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 5.0||10 km||89 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu||USGS|
|M 5.0||10 km||Vanuatu||EMSC|
|M 5.0||10 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.2||10 km||Vanuatu Islands||BMKG|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
be the first to report it!There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 20 Jun 2020 11:39 UTC| M 5.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| GFZ | Details