Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 57 km south of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 13 August 1965 at 11:24 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 13 Aug 1965 11:24:53 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.995°S / 166.96°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) W of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SSW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) S of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) SSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 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||25 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 18 Aug 1965 14:51 UTC| M 6.2 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|7 km (4 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)
- 14 Aug 1965 11:07 UTC| M 6.0 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 52 km southwest of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 14 August 1965 at 11:07 (GMT)
- 13 Aug 1965 12:40 UTC| M 7.4 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, 45 km southwest of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 13 August 1965 at 12:40 (GMT)