Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 3 October 2006 at 18:03 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 161 km depth
Depth: 161.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.84°S / 169.001°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Melkum (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (52 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SSE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) NE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) NNE of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) NE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) NE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) NE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> 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||161 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Vanuatu 3 October 2006 18:03 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 31 Jan 2007 02:14 UTC| M 5.4 |290.7 km (180.6 mi) depth|72 km (45 mi) distance| USGS | Details