Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 581 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 8 October 2009 at 21:18 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 44 km depth
Date & time: 8 Oct 2009 21:18:40 UTC
Depth: 43.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.981°S / 166.074°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
188 km (117 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
533 km (331 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe, Solomon Islands) (pop: 1,120) --> See nearby quakes!
581 km (361 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||44 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 19 Oct 2009 07:35 UTC| M 5.3 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 11 Oct 2009 18:02 UTC| M 5.0 |16.9 km (10.5 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 11 Oct 2009 04:47 UTC| M 5.7 |44.8 km (27.8 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 08 Oct 2009 23:32 UTC| M 5.1 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details