Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 10.5 km west of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 10 December 1969 at 19:54 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 10 Dec 1969 19:54:03 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.071°S / 166.98°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (7 mi) WSW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> 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||20 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 30 Jan 1970 08:28 UTC| M 5.9 |164.9 km (102.5 mi) depth|67 km (42 mi) distance| USGS | Details