Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 95 km southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 22 February 1994 at 20:02 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 56 km depth
Date & time: 22 Feb 1994 20:02:48 UTC
Depth: 55.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.108°S / 152.652°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) SSE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) SSE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) WNW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) WNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) WNW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
777 km (483 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||56 km||New Britain region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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