Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 618 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 8 October 2009 at 23:35 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 8 Oct 2009 23:35:43 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.4°S / 166.696°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
189 km (117 mi) NNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) N of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
618 km (384 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||35 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 31 Oct 2009 13:03 UTC| M 5.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 15 Oct 2009 19:20 UTC| M 5.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|9 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Oct 2009 09:37 UTC| M 6.2 |42 km (26.1 mi) depth|22 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 623 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 12 October 2009 at 09:37 (GMT)