Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Coral Sea, 82 km northwest of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 6 March 2010 at 12:10 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 96 km depth
Date & time: 6 Mar 2010 12:10:56 UTC
Depth: 96.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.141°S / 166.687°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (167 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (336 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||96 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 19 Apr 2010 18:32 UTC| M 4.2 |44.7 km (27.8 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 11 Apr 2010 02:19 UTC| M 5.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details