Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 22 km southwest of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 24 January 2010 at 18:27 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 192 km depth
Date & time: 24 Jan 2010 18:27:18 UTC
Depth: 192.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.655°S / 167.151°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) N of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (292 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||192 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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