Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 78 km southwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 at 23:06 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Coral Sea, 78 km southwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 at 23:06 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 13 km depth

Date & time: 24 Aug 2011 23:06:17 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.155°S / 167.727°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Fatmalapa (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) SW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) NW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) S of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) N of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) N of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) NE of Poindimié (New Caledonia) (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) NNE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) NNE of Païta (New Caledonia) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.213 kmVanuatuUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Coral Sea, 78 km southwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 24 August 2011 23:06 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (135 quakes):
  • 15 Feb 2012 19:01 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    7.9 km (4.9 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Feb 2012 18:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Feb 2012 12:40 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Feb 2012 08:53 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2012 00:20 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Feb 2012 08:09 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 2012 15:24 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 2012 13:24 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 2012 03:27 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 2012 03:14 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 2012 00:10 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 2012 21:10 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 2012 20:49 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 2012 20:15 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 2012 19:10 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 2012 19:09 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 78 km southwest of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 at 23:06 (GMT)
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