Mag. 3.8 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 11 May 1996 at 17:33 (GMT)

Mag. 3.8 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Saturday, 11 May 1996 at 17:33 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 11 May 1996 05:33:30 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.275°S / 155.169°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Loloru (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) SW of Buin (South Bougainville, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 750)
124 km (77 mi) SSW of Arawa (Bougainville, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
149 km (93 mi) WSW of Taro
206 km (128 mi) WNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province) (pop: 6,150)
457 km (284 mi) SE of Kokopo (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 26,300)
497 km (309 mi) W of Buala (Isabel Province) (pop: 2,700)
568 km (353 mi) WNW of Malango (Guadalcanal Province) (pop: 10,500)
588 km (366 mi) ESE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 18,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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M 3.833 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS
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