Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 70 km northwest of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 27 December 1985 at 10:16 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 27 Dec 1985 10:16:10 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.527°S / 166.694°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) NW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (246 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) SSE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.3||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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