Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 4 May 1994 at 06:37 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 4 May 1994 at 06:37 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 206 km depth

Date & time: 4 May 1994 06:37:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 206.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.047°S / 168.265°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Emae (12 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
531 km (330 mi) NE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
572 km (355 mi) NE of Koné (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.2206 kmVanuatuUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Vanuatu 4 May 1994 06:37 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes):
  • 02 Oct 1994 10:14 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jul 1994 23:48 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jul 1994 19:20 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jul 1994 13:09 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 1994 13:43 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 1994 13:12 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    36.1 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 1994 12:42 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 1994 08:37 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 1994 08:06 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 1994 07:53 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    13.6 km (8.5 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jul 1994 02:08 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jul 1994 21:27 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jul 1994 17:55 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    20.5 km (12.7 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Vanuatu on Sunday, 24 July 1994 at 17:55 (GMT)
  • 20 Jul 1994 08:12 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jul 1994 08:48 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 1994 17:14 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 4 May 1994 at 06:37 (GMT)
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