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Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 156 km south of Wallis Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, February 2, 1973 at 00:17 GMT

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 156 km south of Wallis Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, February 2, 1973 at 00:17 GMT Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 156 km south of Wallis Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, February 2, 1973 at 00:17 GMT

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 33 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 2, 1973 00:17:26 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.7
Depth33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.149°S / 153.223°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode6.149°N / 26.777°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTore (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities227 km (141 mi) SSE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (153 mi) SSE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
251 km (156 mi) W of Panguna (pop: 2,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
259 km (161 mi) W of Arawa (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
281 km (175 mi) WNW of Buin (pop: 750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
348 km (216 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
455 km (283 mi) WNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
480 km (298 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
765 km (475 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.733 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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