Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 7.9 km east of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 20 April 2006 at 10:39 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 90 km depth
Date & time: 20 Apr 2006 10:39:40 UTC
Depth: 89.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.738°S / 168.388°E (Shefa Province, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Fatmalapa (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) E of Port Vila (Shefa) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) SSE of Norsup (Malampa) (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) NNW of Isangel (Tafea) (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) SSE of Luganville (Sanma) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (Sanma) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) N of Tadine (Maré, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) SSE of Sola (Torba) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (297 mi) NE of Poindimié (North Province, New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||90 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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