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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 42km W of Sola, Vanuatu on Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 37km W of Sola, Vanuatu on Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 37km W of Sola, Vanuatu on Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Date & time: Wednesday, 1 January 2014 16:03 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, January 02, 2014 03:03:30
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 196.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.8732°S / 167.2017°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Suretamatai (35 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5*10^14 J (139 GWh / 1.2*10^5 tons of TNT / 7.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 1 Jan 2014
Wed, 1 Jan 16:03 UTCM 6.7 / 193 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
Wed, 1 Jan 16:03 UTCM 6.6 / 196 km VANUATUEMSC
Wed, 1 Jan 16:03 UTCM 6.7 / 227 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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(Vanuatu) (171 km S from epicenter)(no details): We have many earthquakes here, this earthquake was quite long and very noisy. I heard a loud crack about 10 secs before shaking commenced. Started as a small tremor, had 2 moments of strong shaking followed by some rolling movement. (via EMSC)


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