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M6.7 earthquake - 44km ESE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea, Sunday, 10 March 2013 at 22:51 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 32km E of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 10 March 2013

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - 32km E of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 10 March 2013
10 Mar 23:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 23 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 10 March 2013 22:51 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:51
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 28.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.6529°S / 148.155°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Umboi (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) SE of Finschhafen (pop: 1,100)
130 km (80 mi) E of Lae (pop: 76,300)
162 km (100 mi) SW of Kandrian (pop: 1000)
176 km (109 mi) NE of Wau (pop: 14,600)
178 km (111 mi) NE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 10 Mar 22:51 UTCM 6.5 / 22 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:51 (10 Mar 22:51:51 UTC)M 6.5 / 28.9 km32km E of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Sun, 10 Mar 22:51 UTCM 6.6 / 53 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
Sun, 10 Mar 22:51 UTCM 6.7 / 51 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: 32km E of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea, 10 Mar 2013 22:51

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (31 quakes):
  • 24 Jun 2013 09:55 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    31.3 km (19.4 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2013 08:32 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2013 08:12 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2013 08:01 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    9.6 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jun 2013 13:31 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    41.4 km (25.7 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Apr 2013 03:11 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Apr 2013 12:35 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    64.1 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Apr 2013 16:55 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Apr 2013 07:08 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    68.3 km (42.4 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 2013 21:19 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    82.2 km (51.1 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 2013 02:26 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    59.1 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 2013 01:35 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    62.7 km (39 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Mar 2013 05:38 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Mar 2013 20:52 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    43.8 km (27.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Mar 2013 12:41 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    56.9 km (35.4 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Mar 2013 12:11 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    68.2 km (42.4 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 32km E of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 10 March 2013
 

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