Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 575 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 9 October 2009 at 03:47 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 9 Oct 2009 03:47:29 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.846°S / 166.563°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
157 km (97 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (156 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
575 km (358 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||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 14 Oct 2009 03:18 UTC| M 5.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details