Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 579 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 11 October 2009 at 18:02 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 17 km depth
Date & time: 11 Oct 2009 18:02:03 UTC
Depth: 16.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.048°S / 165.976°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
194 km (120 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
579 km (360 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||17 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 19 Oct 2009 07:35 UTC| M 5.3 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|15 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details