Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, 14 January 2010 at 16:32 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 14 Jan 2010 16:32:21 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.135°S / 166.288°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (191 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
166 km (103 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) NNW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||35 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)||USGS|
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