Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Friday, 23 October 2009 at 14:59 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 23 Oct 2009 14:59:36 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.191°S / 165.92°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
164 km (102 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 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||35 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 24 Nov 2009 22:36 UTC| M 5.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|14 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 27 Oct 2009 14:10 UTC| M 5.3 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|17 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 23 Oct 2009 15:14 UTC| M 6.0 |31.1 km (19.3 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Friday, 23 October 2009 at 15:14 (GMT)