Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 25 km west of Ipoteto Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 26 February 1990 at 18:13 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.577°S / 149.798°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Goodenough (62 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) NW of Alotau (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) NW of Samarai (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) ESE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) ESE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) E of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (261 mi) SE of Wau (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) SE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) SE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) S of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) ESE of Kerema (pop: 5,650) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.2||33 km||eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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