Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 152 km northwest of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 27 December 1985 at 12:43 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 27 Dec 1985 12:43:06 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.368°S / 166.398°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (65 mi) NW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.8||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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