Mag. 3.7 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 27 February 1997 at 03:09 (GMT)

Mag. 3.7 earthquake  - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 27 February 1997 at 03:09 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 100 km depth

Date & time: 27 Feb 1997 03:09:33 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 3.7
Depth: 100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.426°S / 153.998°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Emperor Range (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (46 mi) W of Buka
175 km (109 mi) SE of Purinsar (New Ireland)
195 km (121 mi) WNW of Arawa (Province of Laguna, Bougainville) (pop: 40,300)
226 km (141 mi) ESE of Kokopo (East New Britain Province) (pop: 26,300)
238 km (148 mi) NW of Buin (South Bougainville) (pop: 750)
245 km (152 mi) ESE of Rabaul (East New Britain Province) (pop: 8,070)
428 km (266 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain Province) (pop: 18,800)
475 km (295 mi) SE of Kavieng (New Ireland Province) (pop: 14,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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M 3.71 kmNew Ireland region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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