Mag. 3.8 earthquake - Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea (Solomon Islands), on Saturday, 11 May 1996 at 21:43 (GMT)

Mag. 3.8 earthquake  - Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea (Solomon Islands), on Saturday, 11 May 1996 at 21:43 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 11 May 1996 09:43:24 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.184°S / 154.984°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Loloru (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Buin (South Bougainville, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 750)
124 km (77 mi) SSW of Arawa (Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
165 km (102 mi) WSW of Taro
229 km (142 mi) WNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province) (pop: 6,150)
436 km (271 mi) SE of Kokopo (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 26,300)
519 km (323 mi) W of Buala (Isabel Province) (pop: 2,700)
566 km (351 mi) ESE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 18,800)
591 km (367 mi) WNW of Malango (Guadalcanal Province) (pop: 10,500)
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 kmBougainville region, Papua New Guinea (Solomon Islands)USGS
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