Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 12 km north of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 13 August 1965 at 04:40 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 13 Aug 1965 04:40:57 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.97°S / 167.439°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) NNE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) N of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||30 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 18 Aug 1965 14:51 UTC| M 6.2 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|47 km (29 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 50 km south of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 18 August 1965 at 14:51 (GMT)
- 13 Aug 1965 12:40 UTC| M 7.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|31 km (19 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)