Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 30 January 1986 at 22:14 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 30 Jan 1986 22:14:40 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.344°S / 166.258°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
152 km (94 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
536 km (333 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 (1 quakes):
- 07 Feb 1986 23:46 UTC| M 5.6 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|4 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details