Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 73 km northwest of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on Monday, 23 December 1985 at 00:52 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 23 Dec 1985 00:52:33 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.606°S / 166.934°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) N of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 14 Feb 1986 04:00 UTC| M 5.2 |215.5 km (133.9 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 03 Feb 1986 11:52 UTC| M 4.1 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Dec 1985 15:14 UTC| M 5.1 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details