Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 31 km south of Ipoteto Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 13 September 1991 at 12:56 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 28 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 27.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.884°S / 149.917°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Goodenough (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) NW of Alotau (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) NW of Samarai (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) SE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ESE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) E of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) SE of Wau (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
468 km (291 mi) SE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
476 km (296 mi) SE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||28 km||eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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