Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 59 km northeast of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 31 May 1958 at 19:32 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.344°S / 168.547°E (South Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km (91 mi) ENE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) ESE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 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||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 22 Oct 1958 23:42 UTC| M 5.9 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|94 km (58 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 03 Jun 1958 19:31 UTC| M 6.2 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|28 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 31 km northeast of Pentecost Island, Penama Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 3 June 1958 at 19:31 (GMT)