Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Vanuatu on Monday, 14 April 1986 at 00:25 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 29 km depth
Depth: 29.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.923°S / 166.831°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) W of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (281 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.5||29 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Vanuatu 14 April 1986 00:25 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 19 Jun 1986 06:58 UTC| M 5.4 |72.5 km (45 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 05 May 1986 04:24 UTC| M 5.0 |214 km (133 mi) depth|36 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Apr 1986 15:54 UTC| M 5.2 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|54 km (34 mi) distance| USGS | Details