Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 37 km southwest of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 at 14:58 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 37 km southwest of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 at 14:58 (GMT)

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 -
Magnitude: 5
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
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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 5.030 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 4.810 km63 km SW of Lakatoro, VanuatuUSGS

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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