Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 40 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 23 August 2020 at 21:16 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 40 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 23 August 2020 at 21:16 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 30 km depth

23 Aug 21:30 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 23 Aug 2020 21:16:31 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 30.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.473°S / 168.05°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (298 mi) NE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
520 km (323 mi) NE of Koné (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SSE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) S of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) NNW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.030 km41 km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGeoAu
M 5.528 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 4.910 km52 km NNW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 4.910 kmVanuatuEMSC

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Australia qld / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : shake
Shefa (Vanuatu, 52 km SE of epicenter) : Now salili roadPort vila vanuatu (reported through EMSC)
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