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M6.0 earthquake - 29km SSW of Taron, PNG, Saturday, 15 December 2012 at 19:30 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 29km SSW of Taron, PNG on Saturday, 15 December 2012

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 29km SSW of Taron, PNG on Saturday, 15 December 2012
Date & time: Saturday, 15 December 2012 19:30 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 05:30 (Pacific/Port_Moresby)
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 55.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.7244°S / 152.964°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (98 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 15 Dec 2012
Sat, 15 Dec 19:30 UTCM 6.1 / 46 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
Sat, 15 Dec 19:30 UTCM 6.1 / 52 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Sat, 15 Dec 19:30 UTCM 6.0 / 81 kmNew Ireland Region, PNGGeoAu
Sat, 15 Dec 19:30 UTCM 6.1 / 89 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G.BMKG

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