Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 588 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 3 January 2010 at 15:13 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 3 Jan 2010 15:13:48 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.883°S / 166.145°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (146 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
188 km (117 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (235 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
588 km (365 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||10 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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