Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Friday, 16 October 2009 at 09:37 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 37 km depth
Date & time: 16 Oct 2009 09:37:36 UTC
Depth: 37.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.947°S / 165.795°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (174 km / 108 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (84 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (230 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) NNW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400) --> 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||37 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 12 Nov 2009 12:33 UTC| M 4.6 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 06 Nov 2009 21:31 UTC| M 4.7 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|4 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 05 Nov 2009 05:51 UTC| M 4.7 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|4 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details