Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Thursday, 4 March 2010 at 09:36 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 77 km depth
Date & time: 4 Mar 2010 09:36:37 UTC
Depth: 77.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.996°S / 166.222°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
149 km (92 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) NNW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||77 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)||USGS|
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