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)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 6 Jan 1955 02:22:45 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.171°S / 167.585°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) ESE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (118 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (258 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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