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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Vanuatu on Sunday, 11 October 1992

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Sunday, 11 October 1992
Date & time: Sunday, 11 October 1992 19:24 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 129.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.247°S / 168.948°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Melkum (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) NW of Isangel (pop: 1,400)
181 km (112 mi) SE of Port-Vila (pop: 35,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake: Vanuatu, 11 Oct 1992 19h24

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (102 quakes):
  • 13 Oct 1994 15:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    172.2 km (107 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 1994 10:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    213 km (133 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 1994 10:14 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    210 km (130 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 1994 23:53 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    220 km (137 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 1994 23:28 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    18.3 km (11.4 mi) depth
    |
    217 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 1994 21:01 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    24.7 km (15.3 mi) depth
    |
    201 km (125 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 1994 18:16 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    214 km (133 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 1994 17:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    223 km (139 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 1994 17:46 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    202 km (126 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Saturday, 1 October 1994
  • 01 Oct 1994 16:35 UTC
    | M 6.5 |
    16.6 km (10.3 mi) depth
    |
    214 km (133 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Vanuatu on Saturday, 1 October 1994
  • 01 Oct 1994 15:03 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    25.9 km (16.1 mi) depth
    |
    197 km (122 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Aug 1994 03:01 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    38.7 km (24 mi) depth
    |
    142 km (88 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 1994 11:33 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Aug 1994 10:58 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    218 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Aug 1994 00:48 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    37.9 km (23.5 mi) depth
    |
    158 km (98 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Aug 1994 18:24 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    40.1 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    276 km (172 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Vanuatu on Sunday, 11 October 1992
 

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