Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 619 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 12 October 2009 at 06:37 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 12 Oct 2009 06:37:03 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.632°S / 166.013°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (173 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
213 km (133 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
507 km (315 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe, Solomon Islands) (pop: 1,120) --> See nearby quakes!
619 km (385 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||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 15 Oct 2009 08:50 UTC| M 5.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details