Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, 81 km west of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 28 December 1985 at 15:14 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 28 Dec 1985 15:14:58 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.649°S / 166.844°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
81 km (50 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) N of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> 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||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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- 03 Feb 1986 11:52 UTC| M 4.1 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details