Very strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 173 km west of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 23 September 1937 at 13:06 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.703°S / 154.076°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Balbi (133 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
162 km (100 mi) WSW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) WSW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) W of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) WNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) ESE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
566 km (351 mi) NE of Alotau (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
574 km (357 mi) NE of Samarai (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
823 km (511 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.9||35 km||Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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