Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 3 May 1996 at 03:23 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Friday, 3 May 1996 at 03:23 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 3 May 1996 03:23:16 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Profondeur: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.217°S / 155.074°E (Îles Salomon)
Volcan le plus près: Loloru (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km SW de Buin (South Bougainville, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 750)
123 km SSW de Arawa (Bougainville, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 40,300)
157 km WSW de Taro
218 km WNW de Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province) (pop: 6,150)
445 km SE de Kokopo (East New Britain Province, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 26,300)
465 km SE de Rabaul (East New Britain Province, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée) (pop: 8,070)
509 km W de Buala (Isabel Province) (pop: 2,700)
580 km WNW de Malango (Guadalcanal Province) (pop: 10,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.133 kmSolomon IslandsUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Solomon Islands 3 May 03:23 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 03 May 1996 23:24 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Friday, 3 May 1996 at 03:23 (GMT)
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