Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Sunday, 22 December 1985 at 19:56 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 22 Dec 1985 19:56:14 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.559°S / 166.529°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) WNW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
502 km (312 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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