Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 489 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 11 October 2009 at 16:12 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 16 km depth
Date & time: 11 Oct 2009 16:12:14 UTC
Depth: 15.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.721°S / 166.449°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (75 mi) W of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 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||16 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 11 Oct 2009 17:03 UTC| M 4.7 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details