Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 429 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 10 October 2009 at 16:49 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 10 Oct 2009 16:49:07 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.377°S / 166.34°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) NW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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