Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 93 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at 04:39 (GMT) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.2 quake Coral Sea, 96 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 6 September 2020 02:59 GMT, which had occurred 1 hour and 40 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 93 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at 04:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Sep 04:49 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Sep 6 04:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5.
Sep 6 06:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Date & time: 6 Sep 2020 04:39:21 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.08°S / 167.77°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
499 km (310 mi) NNE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
538 km (334 mi) NE of Koné (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SSE of Malakula Island (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SW of Paama Island (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) NNW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.410 km93 km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuGFZ
M 5.320 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu
M 5.325 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG
M 5.410 km85 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS
M 5.410 km85 Km NW of Port-Vila, VanuatuUSGS

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