Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 40 km northeast of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, August 31, 2013 22:15:51
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 135 km depth
31 Aug 11:36 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 31 Aug 2013 11:15:51 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, August 31, 2013 22:15:51
Depth: 135.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.9001°S / 167.4121°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) ENE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) NW of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) N of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||135 km||42km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu||USGS|
|M 4.9||140 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|M 4.9||140 km||4.9 VANUATU||EMSC|
|M 5.0||129 km||Vanuatu Islands||GeoAu|
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