Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 15 km north of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 12 August 1965 at 18:04 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 12 Aug 1965 18:04:56 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.931°S / 167.392°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) N of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.9||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 13 Aug 1965 12:40 UTC| M 7.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|38 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 13 km northeast of Malakula Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 13 August 1965 at 12:40 (GMT)
- 13 Aug 1965 04:40 UTC| M 5.8 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details