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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Sunday, 29 March 2015

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Sunday, 29 March 2015

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Sunday, 29 March 2015
Mar 30 16:10: Magnitude recalculated from 7.5 to 7.4.
Date & time: Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:48 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.72°S / 152.47°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (74 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9*10^15 J (2206 GWh / 1.9*10^6 tons of TNT / 118.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 29 Mar 2015
Sun, 29 Mar 23:48 UTCM 7.5 / 40 km55km SE of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Sun, 29 Mar 23:48 UTCM 7.5 / 40 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Sun, 29 Mar 23:48 UTCM 7.7 / 72 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
Kokopo (Papua New Guinea) (59 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Was so terrified. It felt just like the earthquake during 1994 volcanic eruption. (via EMSC)
Bula (Papua New Guinea) (1337 km W from epicenter)(no details): Felt the moving very well. Not too violent though. Lasted only about a minute. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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