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)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 1 Sep 1960 09:28:21 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.523°S / 167.606°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SSE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||30 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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- 01 Sep 1960 10:35 UTC| M 6.1 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|9 km (6 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)