Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 28km E of Aitape, Papua New Guinea
Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 23 km east of Aitape, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea, on Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:55 (Pacific/Port_Moresby)
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Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 13 km depth
16 Apr 23:04 UTC: First to report: USGS after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Apr 2013 22:55:27 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:55 (Pacific/Port_Moresby)
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.2184°S / 142.5431°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kairinu (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (15 mi) ESE of Aitape (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) NNW of Ambunti (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) WNW of Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) ESE of Vanimo (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) ESE of Jayapura (Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) ESE of Abepura (Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) NNW of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) NNW of Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) WNW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
862 km (536 mi) NW of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NE of New Guinea Island (pop: 11,818,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|6.6||13 km||23km ESE of Aitape, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
|6.6||10 km||NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG.||EMSC|
|6.5||23 km||Near N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG.||GFZ|
|6.8||20 km||Near N Coast of New Guinea, PNG||GeoAu|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 25 Jun 2013 06:40 UTC| M 4.8 |56.9 km (35.4 mi) depth|92 km (57 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 03 Jun 2013 10:36 UTC| M 4.7 |60 km (37.3 mi) depth|75 km (47 mi) distance| EMSC | Details