Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 76 km southwest of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Monday, 12 October 2009 at 10:29 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in Vanuatu | Quakes in Solomon Islands| Torba | Sanma Province | Malampa Province | Temotu Province | Shefa Province
Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 12 Oct 2009 10:29:16 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.896°S / 166.716°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) W of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|M 5.1||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
be the first to report it!There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 14 Oct 2009 06:54 UTC| M 5.3 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details