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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 40 km southwest of Torokina Islet Island, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, March 12, 1974 at 07:38 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 40 km southwest of Torokina Islet Island, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, March 12, 1974 at 07:38 GMT Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 40 km southwest of Torokina Islet Island, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, March 12, 1974 at 07:38 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 56 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 12, 1974 07:38:14 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth56.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.569°S / 154.866°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode6.569°N / 25.134°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBagana (60 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities74 km (46 mi) WSW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) WSW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Buin (pop: 750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
277 km (172 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
379 km (236 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
399 km (248 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
909 km (565 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
5.156 kmBougainville region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 30, 1974 21:57
49 years ago
5.0

4 km
34 km S of Torokina Islet Island, Bougainville, Papua New GuineaMore

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