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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Vanuatu on Thursday, 28 November 1985

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Thursday, 28 November 1985
Date & time: Thursday, 28 November 1985 02:25 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.043°S / 166.24°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
143 km (89 mi) W of Sola (pop: 1,200)
192 km (119 mi) NW of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: Vanuatu, 28 Nov 1985 02h25

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (69 quakes):
  • 01 Nov 1987 08:12 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 1987 04:52 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Aug 1987 10:56 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1987 05:12 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    176.8 km (109.9 mi) depth
    |
    112 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1987 07:47 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    162.5 km (101 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Mar 1987 16:17 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    191 km (118.7 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Thursday, 26 March 1987
  • 16 Mar 1987 14:35 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    189.2 km (117.6 mi) depth
    |
    125 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 1987 08:03 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    52.9 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 1986 00:33 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    36.9 km (22.9 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Aug 1986 21:08 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jun 1986 06:58 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    72.5 km (45 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 May 1986 04:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    214 km (133 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 1986 00:57 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    99.9 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Apr 1986 15:54 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Apr 1986 00:25 UTC
    | M 6.5 |
    29.4 km (18.3 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Vanuatu on Monday, 14 April 1986
  • 26 Mar 1986 14:26 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    201.8 km (125.4 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Vanuatu on Thursday, 28 November 1985

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