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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 16km WNW of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 32km N of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - 32km N of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Date & time: Tuesday, 23 April 2013 23:14 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:14 (Pacific/Port_Moresby)
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 16.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.9108°S / 152.1266°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tavui (59 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5*10^14 J (98.6 GWh / 84802 tons of TNT / 5.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 23 Apr 2013
Tue, 23 Apr 23:14 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmNEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Tue, 23 Apr 23:14 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G.GFZ
Tue, 23 Apr 23:14 UTCM 5.9 / 21 kmNew Ireland Region, PNGGeoAu

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(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Namatanai, New Ireland, PNG / MMI VI (Strong shaking): We live in a high set PNG-style wooden house on iron posts. We often feel earthquakes, but it has to be severe shaking before we run out of our house. This one was quite a bit stronger than we usually feel, and we all ran ourside. Trees were swaying severely, and water tanks sloshed for up to 30 minutes after the quake.


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