Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 613 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 29 December 2009 at 10:07 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 48 km depth
Date & time: 29 Dec 2009 10:07:56 UTC
Depth: 47.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.462°S / 166.664°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (138 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
184 km (115 mi) NNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) N of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
613 km (381 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||48 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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