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Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, October 4, 1960 at 09:51 GMT

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, October 4, 1960 at 09:51 GMT Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Tuesday, October 4, 1960 at 09:51 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 35 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 4, 1960 09:51:08 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.9
Depth35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.216°S / 155.449°E (Solomon Sea, Solomon Islands)
Antipode7.216°N / 24.551°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLoloru (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities58 km (36 mi) SSW of Buin (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) S of Panguna (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 2,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (69 mi) S of Arawa (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (113 mi) WNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
475 km (295 mi) SE of Kokopo (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
495 km (307 mi) SE of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.935 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS
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