Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 57 km south of North Island, Torba, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 2 February 1986 at 01:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 31 km depth
Date & time: 2 Feb 1986 01:44:05 UTC
Depth: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.626°S / 166.693°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.9||31 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 13 Feb 1986 00:24 UTC| M 5.8 |19 km (11.8 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Feb 1986 16:13 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|30 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 03 Feb 1986 11:52 UTC| M 4.1 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|9 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 02 Feb 1986 23:28 UTC| M 4.2 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|38 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Details