Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 77 km north of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 3 June 1993 at 09:38 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 77 km north of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 3 June 1993 at 09:38 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 152 km depth

Date & time: 3 Jun 1993 09:38:25 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 151.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.841°S / 167.299°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (21 mi) NE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.1152 kmVanuatuUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 24 Sep 1993 19:22 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    179.4 km (111.5 mi) depth
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 1993 12:21 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    113 km (70.2 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Aug 1993 10:01 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    197 km (122.4 mi) depth
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Aug 1993 12:10 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    111.1 km (69 mi) depth
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jul 1993 11:17 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    189.9 km (118 mi) depth
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 1993 09:31 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    112.3 km (69.8 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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