Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 12 February 1986 at 16:13 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 12 Feb 1986 16:13:42 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.57°S / 166.418°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
506 km (314 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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