Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 29 December 1985 at 07:54 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 29 Dec 1985 07:54:30 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.434°S / 166.211°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
153 km (95 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (189 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
529 km (329 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 07 Feb 1986 23:46 UTC| M 5.6 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 30 Jan 1986 22:14 UTC| M 5.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details