Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 442 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 10 October 2009 at 14:32 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 10 Oct 2009 14:32:05 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.128°S / 166.583°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (100 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (144 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 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||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 10 Oct 2009 15:34 UTC| M 5.3 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 10 Oct 2009 14:36 UTC| M 5.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details