Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Monday, 22 March 2010 at 21:45 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 22 Mar 2010 21:45:26 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.987°S / 165.816°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
140 km (87 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (260 mi) NNW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 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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