Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 21 December 1985 at 09:44 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 21 Dec 1985 09:44:05 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.218°S / 166.54°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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