Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 15 km west of Paama Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 18 March 1962 at 03:06 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 18 Mar 1962 03:06:21 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.507°S / 168.108°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Paama Island (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) ESE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (223 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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