Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu) on Tuesday, 7 August 1934 at 03:40 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.706°S / 166.454°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
176 km (110 mi) NW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
594 km (369 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.8||15 km||Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Santa Cruz Islands (Vanuatu) 7 August 1934 03:40 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 23 Aug 1934 23:48 UTC| M 6.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|149 km (92 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Thursday, 23 August 1934 at 23:48 (GMT)