Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 49 km southeast of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 29 August 1945 at 10:22 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.199°S / 167.864°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Merig (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (31 mi) SE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.9||20 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake Coral Sea, 49 km southeast of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, 29 August 1945 10:22 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 05 Jan 1946 19:57 UTC| M 6.9 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|163 km (101 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 30 km east of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 5 January 1946 at 19:57 (GMT)