Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 607 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 at 00:55 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 14 Oct 2009 00:55:10 UTC
Depth: 24.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.646°S / 166.266°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (151 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
195 km (121 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
607 km (377 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.4||25 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 23 Nov 2009 18:36 UTC| M 5.7 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|4 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 15 Oct 2009 08:50 UTC| M 5.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details