Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 12 August 1970 at 01:39 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 45 km depth
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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|M 6.5||45 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Vanuatu 12 August 1970 01:39 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 15 Dec 1970 15:24 UTC| M 5.8 |180 km (111.8 mi) depth|91 km (57 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 29 Sep 1970 06:03 UTC| M 6.3 |60 km (37.3 mi) depth|42 km (26 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 29 September 1970 at 06:03 (GMT)