Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 88 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 20 June 2020 at 11:39 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 88 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 20 June 2020 at 11:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Jun 12:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 41 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Jun 2020 11:39:34 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.46°S / 167.54°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (54 mi) WNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) S of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (136 mi) S of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) S of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) NW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) NNE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 mi) NE of Koné (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) S of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (184 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
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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 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
M 5.010 kmVanuatuEMSC
M 5.134 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG

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