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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - 56km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Friday, 23 January 2015

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 84km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Friday, 23 January 2015

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - 84km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu on Friday, 23 January 2015
Jan 23 04:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.9 to 6.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 198.0 to 218.5 km.
Date & time: Friday, 23 January 2015 03:47 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, January 23, 2015 14:47:27
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 218.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.0004°S / 168.5314°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (31 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1*10^15 J (278 GWh / 2.4*10^5 tons of TNT / 14.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015
Fri, 23 Jan 03:47 UTCM 6.7 / 216 kmVanuatu IslandsGFZ
Fri, 23 Jan 03:47 UTCM 6.7 / 216 km VANUATUEMSC
Fri, 23 Jan 03:47 UTCM 6.5 / 220 kmVanuatu IslandsGeoAu

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