Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 39 km north of Emau Island, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 4 November 2008 at 18:35 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 206 km depth
Depth: 205.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.135°S / 168.458°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Emae (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) NNE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) SE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) NNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
535 km (333 mi) NE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
577 km (359 mi) NE of Koné (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,570) --> 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||206 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Coral Sea, 39 km north of Emau Island, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 4 November 2008 18:35 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 18 Dec 2008 03:20 UTC| M 5.1 |230 km (142.9 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details