Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, 51 km southwest of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, 26 March 1986 at 14:26 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 202 km depth
Date & time: 26 Mar 1986 14:26:19 UTC
Depth: 201.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.265°S / 167.296°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NNE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||202 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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