Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 623 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 18 January 2010 at 16:09 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 18 Jan 2010 16:09:14 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.484°S / 166.293°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
203 km (126 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (258 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
623 km (387 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||10 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 22 Jan 2010 03:42 UTC| M 4.3 |47.4 km (29.5 mi) depth|36 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Details