Mag. 4.3 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 5 May 1996 at 23:52 (GMT)

Mag. 4.3 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 5 May 1996 at 23:52 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 5 May 1996 11:52:26 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.179°S / 155.22°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Loloru (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
112 km (70 mi) SSW of Arawa (Bougainville, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
140 km (87 mi) WSW of Taro (Choiseul)
206 km (128 mi) WNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province) (pop: 6,150)
454 km (282 mi) SE of Kokopo (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 26,300)
473 km (294 mi) SE of Rabaul (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 8,070)
494 km (307 mi) WNW of Buala (Isabel Province) (pop: 2,700)
590 km (367 mi) ESE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 18,800)
790 km (491 mi) ENE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 28,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.333 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS
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