Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 11 km south of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 11 December 1960 at 18:53 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 65 km depth
Date & time: 11 Dec 1960 18:53:08 UTC
Depth: 65.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.619°S / 167.167°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) S of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) S of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
491 km (305 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||65 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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