Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 106 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 8 April 1992 at 13:36 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 14 km depth
Date & time: 8 Apr 1992 13:36:56 UTC
Depth: 14.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.784°S / 168.31°E (Shefa Province, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Epi (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) N of Port Vila (Shefa) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SE of Norsup (Malampa) (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SE of Luganville (Sanma) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) SE of Port-Olry (Sanma) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) NNW of Isangel (Tafea) (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) SSE of Sola (Torba) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (291 mi) NNE of Fayaoué (Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia) (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||14 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 09 Apr 1992 10:33 UTC| M 4.2 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|31 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Apr 1992 05:05 UTC| M 4.6 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|37 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Details