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Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - 68km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, 19 April 2014

Major mag. 7.5 earthquake - 75km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, 19 April 2014

Major mag. 7.5 earthquake  - 75km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, 19 April 2014
19 Apr 13:39 UTC: First to report: USGS after 11 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 19 April 2014 13:27 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, April 19, 2014 23:27:59
Magnitude: 7.5
Depth: 30.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.7203°S / 154.9315°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bagana (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km (55 mi) SW of Arawa (pop: 40,300)
146 km (91 mi) SE of Buka (pop: 0)
162 km (101 mi) W of Taro (pop: 0)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 19 Apr 13:28 UTCM 7.4 / 29 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Sat, 19 Apr 13:27 UTCM 7.5 / 30.9 km75km SW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Sat, 19 Apr 13:28 UTCM 7.5 / 30 kmBOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Sat, 19 Apr 13:28 UTCM 7.8 / 60 kmBougainville Island Region, PNGGeoAu

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Lihir Island (403.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : enough of a shake to wake me.

Aftershocks of the 7.5 quake: 75km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, 19 Apr 2014 13h27

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (257 quakes):
  • 31 Mar 2016 19:28 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    216 km (134 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 31 Mar 2016 17:12 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    181 km (112.5 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Mar 2016 06:01 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    114 km (70.8 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Mar 2016 22:06 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Feb 2016 00:47 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    142 km (88.2 mi) depth
    |
    201 km (125 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Feb 2016 16:19 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Monday, 8 February 2016
  • 31 Jan 2016 23:23 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 31 Jan 2016 23:03 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Jan 2016 22:24 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    96 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Jan 2016 19:22 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    39.8 km (24.7 mi) depth
    |
    240 km (149 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 2016 03:22 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Jan 2016 16:26 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    156 km (96.9 mi) depth
    |
    183 km (114 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Jan 2016 04:48 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    116 km (72.1 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Jan 2016 09:09 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 Jan 2016 16:22 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    99 km (61.5 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Jan 2016 07:44 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    198 km (123 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

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Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Major mag. 7.5 earthquake - 75km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, 19 April 2014
 

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