Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 31 km north of Emau Island, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 29 November 1962 at 19:06 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 29 Nov 1962 19:06:41 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.206°S / 168.48°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (38 mi) NNE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) SE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
530 km (330 mi) NE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
573 km (356 mi) NE of Koné (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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