Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Coral Sea, 96 km northwest of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, 3 January 1986 at 18:59 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 3 Jan 1986 18:59:22 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.442°S / 166.434°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (59 mi) NW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) WSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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