Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 40 km east of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, December 08, 2013 12:53:46
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 125 km depth
8 Dec 02:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 16 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Dec 2013 01:53:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, December 08, 2013 12:53:46
Depth: 125.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.5463°S / 167.5389°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) E of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NNE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) WNW of Pentecost Island (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) N of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> 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 5.4||124 km||VANUATU||EMSC|
|M 5.4||121 km||Vanuatu Islands||GFZ|
|M 5.3||125 km||39km E of Luganville, Vanuatu||USGS|
|M 5.5||163 km||Vanuatu Islands||GeoAu|
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