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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
29 Mar 23:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
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 / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
67 km (42 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 29 Mar 23:48 UTCM 7.4 / 34 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
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 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Sun, 29 Mar 23:48 UTCM 7.7 / 72 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

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Kokopo (Papua New Guinea, 59 km NW of epicenter) : Was so terrified. It felt just like the earthquake during 1994 volcanic eruption. (reported through EMSC)
Bula (Papua New Guinea, 1337 km W of epicenter) : Felt the moving very well. Not too violent though. Lasted only about a minute. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake: New Britain Region, P.N.G., 29 Mar 2015 23h48

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (391 quakes):
  • 30 Mar 2017 18:50 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 2017 18:18 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    154 km (96 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 2017 09:03 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 2017 07:57 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Mar 2017 18:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Mar 2017 23:46 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    160 km (100 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Mar 2017 10:47 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    58.1 km (36.1 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 2017 18:01 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    46.9 km (29.1 mi) depth
    |
    199 km (124 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 2017 05:35 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    42.2 km (26.2 mi) depth
    |
    191 km (119 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Mar 2017 06:15 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    205 km (127 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Mar 2017 09:46 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    203 km (126 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Mar 2017 23:45 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    141 km (88 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Mar 2017 12:44 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    146 km (90.7 mi) depth
    |
    148 km (92 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Mar 2017 02:32 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    172 km (107 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Feb 2017 01:30 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    164 km (102 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Feb 2017 14:59 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

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

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