Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 25 km south of Ipoteto Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 25 September 1974 at 15:49 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.856°S / 150.04°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Goodenough (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) NW of Alotau (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) NW of Samarai (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (144 mi) ESE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) ESE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) E of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (254 mi) S of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) SE of Wau (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
476 km (296 mi) SE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) SE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.4||10 km||eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 03 Nov 1974 04:45 UTC| M 4.1 |21 km (13 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details