Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Vanuatu on Sunday, 29 March 1970 at 10:08 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 237 km depth
Depth: 237.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.07°S / 168.634°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 16.992°S/168.592°E (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) NNE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) SE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (174 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (281 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
552 km (343 mi) NE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
595 km (370 mi) NE of Koné (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.6||237 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Vanuatu 29 March 1970 10:08 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 03 Sep 1970 09:32 UTC| M 6.1 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|83 km (52 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Vanuatu on Thursday, 3 September 1970 at 09:32 (GMT)