Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 30km NE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 7 July 2013

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 69 km southwest of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, July 08, 2013 06:30:07

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 69 km southwest of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, July 08, 2013 06:30:07

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 62 km depth

7 Jul 20:46 UTC: First to report: USGS after 16 minutes.
Date & time: 7 Jul 2013 20:30:07 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, July 08, 2013 06:30:07
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 62.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.0155°S / 149.7215°E (West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Garbuna (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) NE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) ENE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) SW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) NNE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) ENE of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) ENE of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) E of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> 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
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.555 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 6.680 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
M 6.662 km29km NE of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 6.563 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

shake map
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake 69 km southwest of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, Monday, July 08, 2013 06:30:07

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 27 Nov 2013 02:39 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    96.5 km (60 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 2013 14:30 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    75.8 km (47.1 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 2013 02:42 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    88.8 km (55.2 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2013 20:01 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    79 km (49.1 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Jul 2013 10:42 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    55.6 km (34.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 69 km southwest of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, July 08, 2013 06:30:07
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