Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 618 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 at 09:44 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 23 Mar 2010 09:44:44 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.555°S / 166.226°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
205 km (128 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
524 km (326 mi) ESE of Kirakira (Nakumwe, Solomon Islands) (pop: 1,120) --> See nearby quakes!
618 km (384 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||35 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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