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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 1 August 2007
Date & time: Wednesday, 1 August 2007 17:08 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 120.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.595°S / 167.68°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (28 mi) SW of Saratamata (pop: 0)
56 km (35 mi) E of Luganville (pop: 13,400)
63 km (39 mi) NE of Lakatoro (pop: 700)
192 km (119 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: Vanuatu, 1 Aug 2007 17h08

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (59 quakes):
  • 25 Jul 2009 11:16 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    163.5 km (101.6 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17821 km (11073 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 10 Jun 2009 23:09 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    216.1 km (134.3 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17821 km (11073 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 06 Jun 2009 11:17 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    48.1 km (29.9 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17821 km (11073 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 14 Feb 2009 08:29 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    120.1 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jan 2009 01:50 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    145.3 km (90.3 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17821 km (11073 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 16 Jan 2009 06:47 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Dec 2008 21:07 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    40.3 km (25 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Dec 2008 17:28 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    224.1 km (139.2 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 9 December 2008
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17821 km (11073 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 21 Nov 2008 13:55 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    108.2 km (67.2 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 2008 12:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17821 km (11073 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 1 August 2007
 

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