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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 46 km south of Torokina Islet Island, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, April 4, 1974 at 23:31 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 46 km south of Torokina Islet Island, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, April 4, 1974 at 23:31 GMT Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 46 km south of Torokina Islet Island, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, April 4, 1974 at 23:31 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 54 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 4, 1974 23:31:51 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth54.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.65°S / 155.111°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode6.65°N / 24.889°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBagana (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities56 km (35 mi) SW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) W of Buin (pop: 750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) SW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
250 km (155 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
406 km (252 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
425 km (264 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
931 km (579 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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5.254 kmBougainville region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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