Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 13 km northwest of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 29 April 1986 at 00:57 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 100 km depth
Date & time: 29 Apr 1986 00:57:02 UTC
Depth: 99.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.945°S / 167.012°E (Sanma Province, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (Sanma) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NNW of Luganville (Sanma) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) NNW of Norsup (Malampa) (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SSW of Sola (Torba) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) NNW of Port Vila (Shefa) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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