Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 16 February 1994 at 06:48 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 16 February 1994 at 06:48 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 13 km depth

Date & time: 16 Feb 1994 06:48:58 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 13.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.991°S / 168.134°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Melkum (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) WNW of Isangel (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) S of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) NNE of Wé (Lifou, New Caledonia) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) N of Tadine (Maré, New Caledonia) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) SSE of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) NNE of Dumbéa (New Caledonia) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NNE of Mont-Dore (New Caledonia) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (248 mi) SSE of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) NNE of Noumea (New Caledonia) (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) SSE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.413 kmVanuatuUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Vanuatu 16 February 1994 06:48 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 10 Aug 1994 19:58 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    47.5 km (29.5 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 1994 17:53 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    29.4 km (18.3 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jul 1994 03:58 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 May 1994 11:51 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    226.5 km (140.7 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 1994 12:24 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    211.8 km (131.6 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 1994 10:12 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 1994 04:28 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    34.1 km (21.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 May 1994 15:41 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 1994 05:51 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    152 km (94.4 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Apr 1994 20:23 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 1994 10:22 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    87.7 km (54.5 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 1994 10:35 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    42.7 km (26.5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Vanuatu on Wednesday, 16 February 1994 at 06:48 (GMT)
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