Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 99 km northwest of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 21 December 1985 at 16:03 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 21 Dec 1985 16:03:12 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.35°S / 166.495°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (61 mi) NW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.9||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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