Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 78 km north of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 22 December 1985 at 21:21 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 218 km depth
Date & time: 22 Dec 1985 21:21:54 UTC
Depth: 218.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.391°S / 167.332°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (39 mi) SSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) NNE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (274 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||218 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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- 13 Feb 1986 19:08 UTC| M 5.7 |206.1 km (128.1 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details