Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Vanuatu on Thursday, 4 May 1972 at 07:48 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 51 km depth
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.963°S / 167.538°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) NE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.9||51 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake Vanuatu 4 May 1972 07:48 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 28 Oct 1972 03:16 UTC| M 5.9 |130.7 km (81.2 mi) depth|84 km (52 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 01 Sep 1972 12:47 UTC| M 6.0 |122.3 km (76 mi) depth|107 km (66 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu on Friday, 1 September 1972 at 12:47 (GMT)