Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 59 km northeast of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 05:49:43
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 130 km depth
15 Oct 19:11 UTC: First to report: USGS after 21 minutes.
Date & time: 15 Oct 2013 18:49:43 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 05:49:43
Depth: 130.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.1918°S / 167.5923°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) ESE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) NNE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NW of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) N of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||120 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.3||130 km||VANUATU||EMSC|
|M 5.1||130 km||59km NE of Luganville, Vanuatu||USGS|
|M 5.2||182 km||Vanuatu Islands Region||GeoAu|
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