Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 84 km southwest of Ureparapara Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 at 06:54 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 14 Oct 2009 06:54:42 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.08°S / 166.768°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (54 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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