Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 616 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 11 December 2009 at 03:36 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 11 Dec 2009 03:36:52 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.422°S / 166.691°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
187 km (116 mi) NNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) N of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
616 km (383 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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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 Dec 2009 10:07 UTC| M 5.1 |47.7 km (29.6 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details