Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 34 km west of Pentecost Island, Penama Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 9 January 1976 at 23:54 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 168 km depth
Date & time: 9 Jan 1976 23:54:35 UTC
Depth: 168.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.759°S / 167.868°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) NE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) ESE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> 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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|M 6.1||168 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 17 Mar 1976 10:56 UTC| M 5.0 |180 km (111.8 mi) depth|25 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 15 Jan 1976 04:41 UTC| M 5.2 |132 km (82 mi) depth|42 km (26 mi) distance| USGS | Details