Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 10 August 1988 at 13:11 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 10 August 1988 at 13:11 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 125 km depth

Date & time: 10 Aug 1988 13:11:19 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 124.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.88°S / 167.293°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (18 mi) NE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) SSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> 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 6.8125 kmVanuatuUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Vanuatu 10 August 1988 13:11 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (21 quakes):
  • 30 Jan 1989 06:20 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    227.4 km (141.3 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 1989 10:20 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    69.8 km (43.4 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 1989 15:59 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    138.4 km (86 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jan 1989 10:38 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 1988 19:39 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    143.7 km (89.3 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 1988 20:28 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    188.1 km (116.9 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 1988 10:24 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 1988 01:53 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 1988 08:51 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    26.9 km (16.7 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Oct 1988 03:02 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 1988 18:42 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Oct 1988 01:00 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    149.4 km (92.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 1988 05:38 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    149.8 km (93.1 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Sep 1988 14:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    145 km (90 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Sep 1988 07:55 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Sep 1988 06:23 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    83.1 km (51.6 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 10 August 1988 at 13:11 (GMT)
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