Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Coral Sea, 95 km northwest of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 28 December 1985 at 02:18 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 28 Dec 1985 02:18:26 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.392°S / 166.497°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) NW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) S of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.0||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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