Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 44 km southeast of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 5 January 1955 at 17:48 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.395°S / 167.621°E (Malampa Province, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (25 mi) SE of Lakatoro (Malampa) (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSE of Luganville (Sanma) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (Sanma) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NNW of Port Vila (Shefa) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) S of Sola (Torba) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) NNW of Isangel (Tafea) (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.6||15 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 06 Jan 1955 02:22 UTC| M 6.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|25 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 14 km northeast of Malakula Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 6 January 1955 at 02:22 (GMT)
- 05 Jan 1955 23:42 UTC| M 6.5 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|35 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Coral Sea, 40 km east of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 5 January 1955 at 23:42 (GMT)