Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Coral Sea, 158 km south of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 9 January 2011 at 10:03 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Coral Sea, 158 km south of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 9 January 2011 at 10:03 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 22 km depth

Date & time: 9 Jan 2011 10:03:43 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.155°S / 168.312°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Melkum (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (69 mi) WNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) S of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) N of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) NNE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (241 mi) NNE of Païta (New Caledonia) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (243 mi) NNE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) NNE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.522 kmVanuatuUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Coral Sea, 158 km south of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 9 January 2011 10:03 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (86 quakes):
  • 31 May 2011 20:14 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 May 2011 22:02 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    145.9 km (90.7 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 2011 23:31 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 May 2011 22:27 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 May 2011 14:44 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 2011 08:47 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2011 05:40 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2011 03:10 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    24.2 km (15 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2011 03:02 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2011 00:10 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 2011 18:52 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 2011 16:00 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    37.6 km (23.4 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 2011 13:08 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 2011 09:53 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 2011 09:47 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    23.4 km (14.5 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 2011 09:38 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Coral Sea, 158 km south of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 9 January 2011 at 10:03 (GMT)
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