Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 37 km southwest of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 at 14:58 (GMT) -
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 30 km depth
1 Jul 15:15 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 17 minutes.
Date & time: 1 Jul 2020 14:58:29 UTC -
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.342°S / 167.204°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) SW of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) S of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) WSW of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
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
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|M 5.0||30 km||Vanuatu Islands||GeoAu|
|M 4.8||10 km||63 km SW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu||USGS|
User reports for this quake (1)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
80.2 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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So far, no aftershocks have been registered.