Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 8 February 2005 at 14:48 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 8 February 2005 at 14:48 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 206 km depth

Date & time: 8 Feb 2005 14:48:21 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 206.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.252°S / 167.259°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (33 mi) SW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NNE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.7206 kmVanuatuUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Vanuatu 8 February 2005 14:48 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 23 Jul 2005 01:04 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    125.7 km (78.1 mi) depth
    112 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jul 2005 07:46 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    134.1 km (83.3 mi) depth
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jun 2005 04:21 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    154.1 km (95.8 mi) depth
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jun 2005 09:05 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    37.6 km (23.4 mi) depth
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 2005 15:26 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    204 km (126.8 mi) depth
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 2005 13:06 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    94.4 km (58.7 mi) depth
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 8 February 2005 at 14:48 (GMT)
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