Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, 67 km south of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 27 Dec 2020 5:52 am (GMT +11) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, 67 km south of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 27 Dec 2020 5:52 am (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 65 km depth

26 Dec 19:56 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 4 minutes.
Date & time: 26 Dec 2020 18:52:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 27 Dec 2020 5:52 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 64.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.3118°S / 168.5087°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Traitor's Head (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (42 mi) SSE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (172 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (197 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) NE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) N of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (245 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) NE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
480 km (298 mi) NE of Bourail (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,830) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.665 kmVanuatuUSGS
M 4.664 kmVANUATUEMSC
M 5.053 kmVanuatu IslandsBMKG

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