Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Vanuatu on Sunday, 2 April 1972 at 21:30 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.102°S / 166.214°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
168 km (105 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (220 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
562 km (349 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||10 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Vanuatu 2 April 1972 21:30 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 12 Jun 1972 00:45 UTC| M 5.5 |233.8 km (145.3 mi) depth|118 km (73 mi) distance| USGS | Details