Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 440 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 10 October 2009 at 15:34 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 10 Oct 2009 15:34:59 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.187°S / 166.497°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
113 km (71 mi) NW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 10 Oct 2009 16:49 UTC| M 5.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details