Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 127 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 29 March 1960 at 06:31 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.97°S / 167.433°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Paama Island (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) S of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) S of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) S of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) NW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
493 km (306 mi) NNE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.7||10 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Coral Sea, 127 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 29 March 1960 06:31 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 01 Sep 1960 10:35 UTC| M 6.1 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|58 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 59 km southeast of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 1 September 1960 at 10:35 (GMT)
- 01 Sep 1960 09:28 UTC| M 6.1 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|53 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 30 km south of Malakula Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 1 September 1960 at 09:28 (GMT)