Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 9 August 2000 at 00:08 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.693°S / 167.986°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) NE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ESE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (279 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Vanuatu 9 August 2000 00:08 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 11 Dec 2000 04:42 UTC| M 5.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Oct 2000 20:26 UTC| M 5.7 |142.7 km (88.7 mi) depth|60 km (37 mi) distance| USGS | Details