Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 506 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 13 October 2009 at 00:21 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 40 km depth
Date & time: 13 Oct 2009 00:21:35 UTC
Depth: 39.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.504°S / 166.592°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
112 km (69 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
506 km (314 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
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|M 5.1||40 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 03 Dec 2009 19:42 UTC| M 4.5 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 13 Oct 2009 00:30 UTC| M 4.4 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details