Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, 14 November 2009 at 09:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 19 km depth
Date & time: 14 Nov 2009 09:50:45 UTC
Depth: 19.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.201°S / 166.245°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
171 km (106 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) NW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) NNW of Luganville (Vanuatu) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) NNW of Norsup (Vanuatu) (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||19 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 10 Jan 2010 14:36 UTC| M 4.7 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|28 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 24 Nov 2009 22:36 UTC| M 5.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|29 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 14 Nov 2009 10:19 UTC| M 5.1 |32.7 km (20.3 mi) depth|12 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details