Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, 31 October 2009 at 13:03 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 31 Oct 2009 13:03:21 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.264°S / 166.523°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (165 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
189 km (117 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) NNW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (195 mi) N of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) N of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) NNW of Norsup (Vanuatu) (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||35 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 22 Nov 2009 05:24 UTC| M 4.4 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Nov 2009 21:03 UTC| M 4.2 |161.8 km (100.5 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details