Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 104 km northwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 3 September 1970 at 09:32 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 3 Sep 1970 09:32:22 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.904°S / 167.874°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Emae (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) SSE of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (64 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (210 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
522 km (324 mi) NNE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> 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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