Mag. 4.0 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 20 November 1996 at 06:21 (GMT)

Mag. 4.0 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Wednesday, 20 November 1996 at 06:21 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 20 Nov 1996 06:21:06 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.212°S / 155.634°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearest volcano: Loloru (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) S of Buin (South Bougainville, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 750)
101 km (63 mi) SW of Taro
110 km (68 mi) S of Arawa (Bougainville, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
166 km (103 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province) (pop: 6,150)
238 km (148 mi) NW of Ou
448 km (279 mi) WNW of Buala (Isabel Province) (pop: 2,700)
490 km (305 mi) SE of Kokopo (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea) (pop: 26,300)
527 km (328 mi) WNW of Malango (Guadalcanal Province) (pop: 10,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.033 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS
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