Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 21 December 1985 at 09:22 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 21 Dec 1985 09:22:17 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.168°S / 166.845°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.4||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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