Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 14 km northwest of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Saturday, 22 March 1986 at 21:18 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 22 Mar 1986 21:18:20 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.988°S / 166.955°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) WNW of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NNW of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NNW of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) SSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.9||33 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
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