Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Vanuatu on Friday, 6 April 1984 at 23:08 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Friday, 6 April 1984 at 23:08 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 182 km depth

Date & time: 6 Apr 1984 23:08:22 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 182.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.903°S / 168.85°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Melkum (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) NE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) NNE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) NNE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) NE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (292 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.8182 kmVanuatuUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Vanuatu 6 April 1984 23:08 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 03 Oct 1984 14:30 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    110 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 1984 19:41 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    24.6 km (15.3 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 1984 13:22 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    14.6 km (9.1 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 1984 03:41 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    26.7 km (16.6 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 1984 03:01 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    9.6 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 1984 01:37 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Aug 1984 13:05 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    185.2 km (115.1 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Aug 1984 16:30 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    77.6 km (48.2 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jul 1984 18:16 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    24.3 km (15.1 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jul 1984 15:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    160.7 km (99.9 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jun 1984 14:53 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    245.9 km (152.8 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jun 1984 18:24 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    294.3 km (182.9 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 May 1984 09:55 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    43.4 km (27 mi) depth
    |
    151 km (94 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 May 1984 14:19 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    91.6 km (56.9 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1984 18:34 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    147.3 km (91.5 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Vanuatu on Friday, 6 April 1984 at 23:08 (GMT)
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