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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Friday, 27 July 1990

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Friday, 27 July 1990
Date & time: Friday, 27 July 1990 12:37 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 125.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.355°S / 167.464°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) NE of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
54 km (34 mi) W of Saratamata (pop: 0)
83 km (52 mi) N of Lakatoro (pop: 700)
165 km (102 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: Vanuatu, 27 Jul 1990 12h37

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (78 quakes):
  • 28 Jun 1992 11:55 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    141.7 km (88 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 1992 16:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    170 km (105.6 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Apr 1992 13:36 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    14.3 km (8.9 mi) depth
    |
    183 km (114 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 8 April 1992
  • 08 Apr 1992 03:01 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    18.2 km (11.3 mi) depth
    |
    193 km (120 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Apr 1992 22:47 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    183 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 7 April 1992
  • 22 Mar 1992 20:45 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    238 km (148 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Mar 1992 12:55 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    43.6 km (27.1 mi) depth
    |
    227 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Mar 1992 01:18 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    148.4 km (92.2 mi) depth
    |
    112 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Feb 1992 16:10 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    20.5 km (12.7 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Feb 1992 01:29 UTC
    | M 6.8 |
    9.6 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    137 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Vanuatu on Thursday, 13 February 1992
  • 22 Jan 1992 06:24 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    198.2 km (123.2 mi) depth
    |
    140 km (87 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 1991 10:42 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    216.1 km (134.3 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 1991 21:03 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    156.2 km (97.1 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 1991 23:13 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    177 km (110 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Oct 1991 16:26 UTC
    | M 6.3 |
    43.8 km (27.2 mi) depth
    |
    199 km (123 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Vanuatu on Saturday, 12 October 1991
  • 10 Oct 1991 00:06 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    199.6 km (124 mi) depth
    |
    158 km (98 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Friday, 27 July 1990

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