Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 30 January 1986 at 18:30 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 30 Jan 1986 18:30:20 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.61°S / 166.168°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
152 km (95 mi) W of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (189 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
513 km (319 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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