Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 64 km northwest of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 13 October 2009 at 20:48 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 43 km depth
Date & time: 13 Oct 2009 20:48:11 UTC
Depth: 42.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.131°S / 166.91°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 mi) N of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (205 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
534 km (332 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||43 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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