Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 68 km north of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 14 November 1998 at 15:03 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 115 km depth
Date & time: 14 Nov 1998 15:03:12 UTC
Depth: 115.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.946°S / 167.367°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (21 mi) ENE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NNE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> 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||115 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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- 14 Dec 1998 19:35 UTC| M 6.0 |139.9 km (86.9 mi) depth|14 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 28 km north of Lataroa Island, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 14 December 1998 at 19:35 (GMT)