Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 553 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 8 October 2009 at 17:16 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 8 Oct 2009 17:16:42 UTC
Depth: 9.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.089°S / 166.484°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
145 km (90 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (141 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (215 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
553 km (344 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||9.7 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 17 Oct 2009 16:26 UTC| M 5.0 |14.7 km (9.1 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 17 Oct 2009 13:18 UTC| M 5.6 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details