Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 571 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 19 October 2009 at 07:35 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 19 Oct 2009 07:35:54 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.061°S / 166.113°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
180 km (112 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
571 km (355 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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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 19 Oct 2009 22:46 UTC| M 4.9 |22.2 km (13.8 mi) depth|17 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details