Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 12 August 1970 at 01:39 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 12 August 1970 at 01:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 45 km depth

Date & time: 12 Aug 1970 01:39:38 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.871°S / 166.721°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) W of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.545 kmVanuatuUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Vanuatu 12 August 1970 01:39 GMT

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 12 August 1970 at 01:39 (GMT)
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