Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 290 km north of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 22 July 2010 at 05:03 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 6 km depth
Date & time: 22 Jul 2010 05:03:56 UTC
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.132°S / 168.162°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Aoba (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) ENE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) E of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) SSE of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) N of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||6 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 04 Nov 2010 03:48 UTC| M 5.0 |133.4 km (82.9 mi) depth|66 km (41 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Jul 2010 05:12 UTC| M 4.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|4 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details