Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 515 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 8 October 2009 at 11:35 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 8 Oct 2009 11:35:03 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.438°S / 166.534°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (75 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
515 km (320 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 13 Oct 2009 00:21 UTC| M 5.1 |39.7 km (24.7 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Oct 2009 13:12 UTC| M 5.6 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details