Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 13 May 2003 at 21:21 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 13 May 2003 at 21:21 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 13 May 2003 21:21:14 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.287°S / 167.744°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (49 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) NW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) NNE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
517 km (321 mi) NE of Koné (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,570) --> 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.333 kmVanuatuUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Vanuatu 13 May 2003 21:21 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 06 Oct 2003 13:28 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Aug 2003 09:00 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 May 2003 03:51 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 13 May 2003 at 21:21 (GMT)
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