Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 26 km northwest of Pentecost Island, Penama Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 5 October 1982 at 09:14 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 18 km depth
Date & time: 5 Oct 1982 09:14:32 UTC
Depth: 17.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.591°S / 168.004°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) NE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) E of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) ESE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||18 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 11 Feb 1983 22:59 UTC| M 4.3 |172.5 km (107.2 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 06 Dec 1982 17:11 UTC| M 4.8 |195.8 km (121.7 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 31 Oct 1982 11:53 UTC| M 4.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|34 km (21 mi) distance| USGS | Details