Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Monday, 30 March 2015

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 46 km south of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 30 March 2015 at 00:15 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake Solomon Sea, 33 km west of Lamassa Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, 29 March 2015 23:48 GMT, which had occurred 27 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Solomon Sea, 46 km south of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 30 March 2015 at 00:15 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Mar 01:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 55 minutes.
Mar 30 02:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.6.
Date & time: 30 Mar 2015 00:15:27 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.18°S / 152.7°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
777 km (483 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SSW of Lambom Island --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) S of Lamassa Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.610 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ

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alexandria egypt / not felt
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Solomon Sea, 46 km south of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, 30 March 2015 00:15 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (112 quakes):
  • 02 Sep 2015 14:59 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Aug 2015 12:17 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Aug 2015 23:53 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Aug 2015 12:00 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 Aug 2015 16:41 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Aug 2015 16:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jul 2015 05:48 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    47.8 km (29.7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jul 2015 19:39 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (51 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Jul 2015 03:03 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    40.1 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jul 2015 01:53 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    67 km (41.6 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 Jul 2015 10:07 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    110 km (68.4 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (74 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Jul 2015 07:53 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Jul 2015 01:33 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    94.6 km (58.8 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jun 2015 21:30 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jun 2015 16:21 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Jun 2015 15:00 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    30.2 km (18.8 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 46 km south of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 30 March 2015 at 00:15 (GMT)
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