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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Friday, 7 November 2014

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Friday, 7 November 2014

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Friday, 7 November 2014
7 Nov 03:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 70.0 to 53.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 7 November 2014 03:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.03°S / 148.19°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ritter Island (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) NE of Finschhafen (pop: 1,100)
154 km (96 mi) NE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 7 Nov 03:33 UTCM 6.6 / 53 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
Fri, 7 Nov 03:33 UTCM 6.6 / 50 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Friday, November 07, 2014 13:33:54 (7 Nov 03:33:54 UTC)M 6.6 / 43.2 km72km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Fri, 7 Nov 03:33 UTCM 6.6 / 72 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

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147 Wayne Street Staten Island,NY 10310 / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Very light shaking of the 2 story building. At exactly 10:00

Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake: New Britain Region, P.N.G., 7 Nov 2014 03:33

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 04 May 2015 20:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Apr 2015 04:44 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 Apr 2015 21:17 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Feb 2015 06:23 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    184.6 km (114.7 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jan 2015 16:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (72 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 12 Jan 2015 03:44 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Nov 2014 23:37 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    81 km (50.3 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Nov 2014 02:31 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Nov 2014 17:34 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Friday, 7 November 2014
 

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