Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Vanuatu on Thursday, 28 October 1971 at 18:00 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.384°S / 166.429°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
525 km (326 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.7||35 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Vanuatu 28 October 1971 18:00 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 02 Apr 1972 21:30 UTC| M 6.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|39 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Vanuatu on Sunday, 2 April 1972 at 21:30 (GMT)
- 24 Jan 1972 03:55 UTC| M 6.1 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Vanuatu on Monday, 24 January 1972 at 03:55 (GMT)
- 23 Jan 1972 21:17 UTC| M 7.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|15 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Vanuatu on Sunday, 23 January 1972 at 21:17 (GMT)