Mag. 3.7 earthquake - Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea) on Saturday, 11 May 1996 at 17:48 (GMT)

Mag. 3.7 earthquake  - Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea) on Saturday, 11 May 1996 at 17:48 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 11 May 1996 05:48:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 3.7
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.05°S / 155.048°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Loloru (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) SSW of Arawa (Bougainville) (pop: 40,300)
154 km (95 mi) WSW of Taro (Choiseul, Solomon Islands)
185 km (115 mi) SSE of Buka
230 km (143 mi) WNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150)
430 km (267 mi) SE of Kokopo (East New Britain Province) (pop: 26,300)
450 km (280 mi) SE of Rabaul (East New Britain Province) (pop: 8,070)
516 km (320 mi) WNW of Buala (Isabel Province, Solomon Islands) (pop: 2,700)
568 km (353 mi) ESE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain Province) (pop: 18,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 tons of TNT) More info
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M 3.733 kmSolomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)USGS
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