Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Tuesday, 27 October 2009 at 14:10 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 27 Oct 2009 14:10:01 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.046°S / 165.962°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
148 km (92 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) NNW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 mi) NNW of Norsup (Vanuatu) (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120) --> 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||Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 13 Nov 2009 12:40 UTC| M 5.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details