Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Vanuatu on Saturday, 3 January 1987 at 22:04 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Saturday, 3 January 1987 at 22:04 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 3 Jan 1987 22:04:04 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 14.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.998°S / 167.929°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) E of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) NE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NNE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.715 kmVanuatuUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Vanuatu 3 January 1987 22:04 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes):
  • 30 Jun 1987 17:49 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    132.8 km (82.5 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jun 1987 11:44 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 May 1987 08:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    150.8 km (93.7 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1987 07:47 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    162.5 km (101 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 1987 15:58 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    149.9 km (93.1 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Mar 1987 17:14 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    149.6 km (93 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Mar 1987 14:35 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    189.2 km (117.6 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Mar 1987 06:11 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    35.7 km (22.2 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Feb 1987 15:49 UTC
    | M 6.9 |
    233.6 km (145.2 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Vanuatu on Monday, 23 February 1987 at 15:49 (GMT)
  • 14 Feb 1987 06:34 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    119.7 km (74.4 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Feb 1987 03:36 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    152.9 km (95 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Feb 1987 07:56 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    23.9 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    112 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 11 February 1987 at 07:56 (GMT)
  • 20 Jan 1987 15:53 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    190.7 km (118.5 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jan 1987 03:36 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    131.7 km (81.8 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jan 1987 20:40 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    152 km (94.4 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jan 1987 20:51 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    132.1 km (82.1 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jan 1987 02:00 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jan 1987 22:36 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Vanuatu on Saturday, 3 January 1987 at 22:04 (GMT)
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