Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 410 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 1 May 2014 at 06:36 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 149 km depth
Depth: 149.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.9133°S / 170.3045°E (South Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
410 km (255 mi) SSE of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
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||149 km||GEONET (NZ)|
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