Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.5 - Solomon Islands, viernes, 18 oct. 1996

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.5 - Solomon Islands, viernes, 18 oct. 1996

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 33 km depth

Fecha & hora: 18 Oct 1996 03:14:04 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitud: 5.5
Profundidad: 33.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 7,083°S / 155,42°E (Islas Salomón)
Volcán mas cercano: Loloru (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km al SW de Buin (South Bougainville, Papúa Nueva Guinea) (pop: 750)
96 km al S de Arawa (Bougainville, Papúa Nueva Guinea) (pop: 40,300)
116 km al WSW de Taro
194 km al NW de Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province) (pop: 6,150)
463 km al SE de Kokopo (East New Britain Province, Papúa Nueva Guinea) (pop: 26,300)
475 km al WNW de Buala (Isabel Province) (pop: 2,700)
482 km al SE de Rabaul (East New Britain Province, Papúa Nueva Guinea) (pop: 8,070)
555 km al WNW de Malango (Guadalcanal Province) (pop: 10,500)
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS
Energía liberada estimada: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [aprende más]
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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.533 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS
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Aftershocks of the M 5.5 terremoto: Solomon Islands Fri, 18 Oct 03h14

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 20 nov 1996 06:21 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 oct 1996 00:07 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.5 - Solomon Islands, viernes, 18 oct. 1996
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