Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Friday, 13 November 2009 at 12:40 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 13 Nov 2009 12:40:54 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.033°S / 166.109°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
149 km (93 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 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 (1 quakes):
- 10 Jan 2010 14:36 UTC| M 4.7 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details