Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 59 km southeast of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 1 September 1960 at 10:35 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 1 Sep 1960 10:35:07 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.512°S / 167.69°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (34 mi) SSE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (182 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 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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