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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 4 October 2000

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 4 October 2000
Date & time: Wednesday, 4 October 2000 16:58 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.421°S / 166.91°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) NW of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
93 km (58 mi) NW of Lakatoro (pop: 700)
114 km (71 mi) W of Saratamata (pop: 0)
185 km (115 mi) SW of Sola (pop: 1,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: Vanuatu, 4 Oct 2000 16h58

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (32 quakes):
  • 12 Sep 2002 13:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30.4 km (18.9 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 2002 06:18 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    167.8 km (104.3 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jun 2002 02:53 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    116 km (72.1 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 May 2002 04:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    122 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jan 2002 15:42 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    115.5 km (71.8 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Dec 2001 10:54 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    153.2 km (95.2 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Thursday, 27 December 2001
  • 19 Nov 2001 04:58 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 2001 07:34 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    163.4 km (101.5 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Oct 2001 16:13 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 2001 00:21 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Aug 2001 14:06 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Aug 2001 16:24 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2001 03:52 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 2001 10:40 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    150.9 km (93.8 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jan 2001 16:49 UTC
    | M 7.1 |
    103 km (64 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 9 January 2001
  • 02 Jan 2001 13:03 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    97 km (60.3 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 4 October 2000

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