Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu) on Friday, 5 January 1996
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.689°S / 169.763°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
195 km (121 mi) E of Tadine (pop: 7,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Fri, 5 Jan 13:59 UTC||M 4.9 / 33 km||Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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