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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 103 km southwest of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, February 1, 1974 at 11:22 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 103 km southwest of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, February 1, 1974 at 11:22 GMT Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 103 km southwest of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, February 1, 1974 at 11:22 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 1, 1974 11:22:12 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.075°S / 155.182°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode7.075°N / 24.818°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLoloru (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities67 km (42 mi) WSW of Buin (pop: 750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (56 mi) SSW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) SSW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
216 km (134 mi) WNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
443 km (275 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
462 km (287 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
923 km (574 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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
5.133 kmSolomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)USGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 2, 1974 04:02
49 years ago
5.7

47 km
85 km S of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New GuineaMore
Feb 27, 1974 17:49
49 years ago
5.0

49 km
108 km SW of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New GuineaMore
Feb 10, 1974 02:25
49 years ago
5.0

33 km
110 km SW of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New GuineaMore
Feb 6, 1974 14:40
49 years ago
4.7

54 km
90 km SW of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New GuineaMore
Feb 2, 1974 10:27
49 years ago
4.8

42 km
44 km NW of Treasury s Island, Western Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Feb 2, 1974 07:30
49 years ago
4.6

36 km
105 km SW of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New GuineaMore
Feb 2, 1974 02:19
49 years ago
5.0

37 km
Papua New Guinea, 46 km NW of Treasury s Island, Solomon IslandsMore
Feb 1, 1974 19:08
49 years ago
5.0

33 km
33 km NW of Treasury s Island, Western Province, Solomon IslandsMore
Feb 1, 1974 15:24
49 years ago
5.6

48 km
113 km SW of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New GuineaMore
Feb 1, 1974 14:55
49 years ago
5.1

41 km
36 km NW of Treasury s Island, Western Province, Solomon IslandsMore

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