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)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 140 km depth
Date & time: 14 Dec 1998 19:35:26 UTC
Depth: 139.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.057°S / 167.313°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) E of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NNE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 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||140 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 25 Mar 1999 08:11 UTC| M 5.2 |110.5 km (68.7 mi) depth|60 km (37 mi) distance| USGS | Details