Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 11 January 1986 at 12:31 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 11 Jan 1986 12:31:14 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.81°S / 166.434°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) W of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (169 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 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: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 12 Feb 1986 16:13 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details