Magnitude 5.9 - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

2009 October 08 21:16:12 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude5.9
Date-Time
Location12.879°S, 166.200°E
Depth11.3 km (7.0 miles)
RegionSANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Distances245 km (155 miles) S of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Isl.
305 km (190 miles) NNW of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
785 km (485 miles) ESE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
2115 km (1320 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 15.5 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles)
ParametersNST=149, Nph=153, Dmin=781.8 km, Rmss=1.82 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2009mmc6
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