Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 655 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 at 22:36 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 24 Nov 2009 22:36:09 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.29°S / 165.994°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (199 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
175 km (109 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
655 km (407 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> 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 (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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