Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 52 km southwest of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 12 March 2008 at 11:36 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.489°S / 167.183°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ambrym (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) SSW of Lakatoro (pop: 705) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) SSW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) S of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) S of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) S of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) NW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> 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||10 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Coral Sea, 52 km southwest of Norsup, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, 12 March 2008 11:36 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 30 Mar 2008 18:21 UTC| M 5.1 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|48 km (30 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 24 Mar 2008 07:02 UTC| M 5.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|50 km (31 mi) distance| USGS | Details