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Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Major mag. 7.3 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Date & time: Tuesday, 10 August 2010 05:23 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.541°S / 168.069°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: North Vate (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) NW of Port-Vila (pop: 35,900)
175 km (109 mi) SE of Lakatoro (pop: 700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 10 Aug 05:23 UTCM 7.3 / 25 km VanuatuUSGS
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.

Aftershocks of the 7.3 quake: Vanuatu, 10 Aug 2010 05h23

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (553 quakes):
  • 09 Aug 2012 19:49 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    97.4 km (60.5 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Aug 2012 23:27 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jul 2012 16:22 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jul 2012 10:46 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    41.3 km (25.7 mi) depth
    |
    137 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jul 2012 09:40 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    193 km (120 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jul 2012 09:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    177 km (110 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jun 2012 20:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    36.6 km (22.7 mi) depth
    |
    186 km (116 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jun 2012 05:22 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jun 2012 23:43 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    25.2 km (15.7 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jun 2012 23:22 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    216.2 km (134.3 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jun 2012 07:20 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    80.9 km (50.3 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 May 2012 13:54 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    48.1 km (29.9 mi) depth
    |
    189 km (117 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 May 2012 17:27 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    14.2 km (8.8 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 2012 08:02 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 2012 07:37 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    153.9 km (95.6 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 2012 14:59 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    26.7 km (16.6 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Vanuatu on Tuesday, 10 August 2010
 

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