Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Friday, 7 February 1986 at 23:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 7 Feb 1986 23:46:31 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.322°S / 166.234°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
155 km (96 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (131 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
539 km (335 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|34 km (21 mi) distance| USGS | Details