Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 18 October 2006 at 10:45 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 115 km depth
Depth: 115.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.053°S / 167.266°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) E of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (71 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (84 mi) SSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.4||115 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Vanuatu 18 October 2006 10:45 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 12 Apr 2007 15:13 UTC| M 5.2 |164.6 km (102.3 mi) depth|52 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 23 Mar 2007 15:55 UTC| M 5.2 |127.2 km (79 mi) depth|15 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Nov 2006 04:25 UTC| M 5.1 |138.3 km (85.9 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details