Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Coral Sea, 97 km north of Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Thursday, 8 May 1986 at 23:48 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in Vanuatu| Sanma Province | Torba | Malampa Province | Shefa Province
Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 174 km depth
Date & time: 8 May 1986 23:48:28 UTC
Depth: 174.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.648°S / 167.23°E (Coral Sea, Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Gaua (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) NNE of Port-Olry (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Sola (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) N of Luganville (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) N of Norsup (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) NNW of Port Vila (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|M 4.8||174 km||Vanuatu||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.