Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 24 December 1985 at 00:02 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 24 Dec 1985 00:02:30 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.194°S / 165.856°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (174 km / 108 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
161 km (100 mi) NW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) NW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) NW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (294 mi) NW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
596 km (371 mi) SE of Kirakira (Nakumwe, Solomon Islands) (pop: 1,120) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.5||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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