Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - Coral Sea, Vanuatu, on Tuesday, 24 December 1985 at 15:42 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 24 Dec 1985 15:42:08 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.071°S / 166.499°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Ureparapara (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) W of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.1||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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