Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 638 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 19 October 2009 at 10:48 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 19 Oct 2009 10:48:29 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.403°S / 166.115°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (181 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
190 km (118 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
638 km (397 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||35 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 24 Nov 2009 22:36 UTC| M 5.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details