Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 666 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 9 October 2009 at 19:41 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 41 km depth
Date & time: 9 Oct 2009 19:41:32 UTC
Depth: 40.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.236°S / 165.87°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (207 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
168 km (105 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
666 km (414 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||41 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 23 Oct 2009 14:59 UTC| M 5.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|7 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details