Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 92 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 25 January 2006 at 01:10 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 25 Jan 2006 01:10:48 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.312°S / 167.566°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) WNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) S of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) NW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (290 mi) NNE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
504 km (313 mi) NE of Koné (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 01 Feb 2006 19:37 UTC| M 4.5 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|2 km (1 mi) distance| USGS | Details