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Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - 131km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 7 July 2013

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - 110km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 7 July 2013

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - 110km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 7 July 2013
7 Jul 18:44 UTC: First to report: USGS after 9 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 7 July 2013 18:35 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, July 08, 2013 04:35:30
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 378.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.9386°S / 153.8823°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
185 km (115 mi) NE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
188 km (117 mi) NW of Buka (pop: 0)
193 km (120 mi) E of Rabaul (pop: 8,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 7 Jul 18:35 UTCM 7.3 / 378 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G.GFZ
Sun, 7 Jul 18:35 UTCM 7.3 / 388 kmNEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Monday, July 08, 2013 04:35:30 (7 Jul 18:35:30 UTC)M 7.2 / 378.8 km110km ENE of Taron, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Sun, 7 Jul 18:35 UTCM 7.1 / 365 kmNew Ireland Region, PNGGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: 110km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea, 7 Jul 2013 18:35

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (48 quakes):
  • 09 Jul 2015 10:07 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    110 km (68.4 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Jul 2015 00:43 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    111 km (69 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jul 2015 01:33 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    94.6 km (58.8 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jun 2015 16:21 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    167 km (104 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Jun 2015 15:00 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    30.2 km (18.8 mi) depth
    |
    166 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jun 2015 12:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    158 km (98 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 May 2015 07:40 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    81 km (50.3 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 13 Apr 2015 13:37 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 Apr 2015 19:22 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    160 km (100 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 Apr 2015 09:11 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Mar 2015 08:31 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (104 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Mar 2015 01:51 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    145 km (90 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Mar 2015 19:40 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    122 km (75.8 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Mar 2015 15:42 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (82 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Jan 2015 08:39 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Jan 2015 20:42 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    226 km (140.4 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - 110km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 7 July 2013

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