Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Coral Sea, 55 km west of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 20 February 2010 at 13:35 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 20 Feb 2010 13:35:51 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.507°S / 166.806°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) N of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
497 km (309 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.5||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 19 Apr 2010 18:32 UTC| M 4.2 |44.7 km (27.8 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 07 Apr 2010 02:07 UTC| M 4.1 |59.6 km (37 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 02 Apr 2010 06:50 UTC| M 4.4 |60.5 km (37.6 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details