Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 584 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 at 03:18 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 14 Oct 2009 03:18:58 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.789°S / 166.482°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
167 km (104 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
584 km (363 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||35 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 21 Nov 2009 01:00 UTC| M 4.4 |40.1 km (24.9 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 14 Oct 2009 03:42 UTC| M 4.4 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|12 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details