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) -

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)

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)
Magnitude: 5
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
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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 5.010 km89 km WNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 5.010 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 5.010 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 5.210 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG

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Recorded 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

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