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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Thursday, 10 January 1974

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Thursday, 10 January 1974
Date & time: Thursday, 10 January 1974 08:51 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.434°S / 166.863°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) SW of Sola (pop: 1,200)
125 km (78 mi) NW of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
152 km (95 mi) NW of Saratamata (pop: 0)
195 km (121 mi) NW of Lakatoro (pop: 700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: Vanuatu, 10 Jan 1974 08h51

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (135 quakes):
  • 10 Jan 1976 19:53 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    198 km (123 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17860 km (11098 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 09 Jan 1976 23:54 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    168 km (104.4 mi) depth
    |
    183 km (114 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Vanuatu on Friday, 9 January 1976
  • 27 Dec 1975 13:16 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    199 km (123.7 mi) depth
    |
    233 km (145 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17860 km (11098 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 24 Dec 1975 16:29 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Dec 1975 16:18 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    122 km (75.8 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 1975 11:51 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    190 km (118.1 mi) depth
    |
    188 km (117 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Dec 1975 21:28 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    202 km (126 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17860 km (11098 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Dec 1975 02:14 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    115 km (71.5 mi) depth
    |
    153 km (95 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17860 km (11098 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17860 km (11098 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 27 Nov 1975 16:21 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    214 km (133 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Nov 1975 16:03 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    241 km (150 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 1975 10:16 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    181 km (112 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Thursday, 10 January 1974
 

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