Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Vanuatu on Friday, 9 April 2004 at 15:23 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 228 km depth
Depth: 228.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.174°S / 167.198°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) NNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) N of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
521 km (324 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.5||228 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Vanuatu 9 April 2004 15:23 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 19 Sep 2004 22:59 UTC| M 5.5 |114.7 km (71.3 mi) depth|52 km (32 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 18 Sep 2004 14:55 UTC| M 5.2 |63.1 km (39.2 mi) depth|65 km (41 mi) distance| USGS | Details