Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Friday, 1 May 2015

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - n/a, 116 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 1 May 2015 at 08:06 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - n/a, 116 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 1 May 2015 at 08:06 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 68 km depth

1 May 08:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
May 1 09:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 68.0 km.
Date & time: 1 May 2015 08:06:07 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 68.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.24°S / 151.73°E (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ulawun (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) SSW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SSW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) SSE of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) WNW of Arawa (Bougainville) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
550 km (342 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
598 km (372 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
691 km (429 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.768 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 6.860 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
M 6.857 km106km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 7.160 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

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Rabaul (Papua New Guinea, 112 km N of epicenter) : I was about to light the stove to make popcorn ..bang... The whole building shook.. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake n/a, 116 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 1 May 2015 08:06 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (96 quakes):
  • 26 Oct 2015 04:01 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    148 km (92 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Oct 2015 18:32 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Oct 2015 21:21 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (79 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Oct 2015 20:44 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Oct 2015 00:53 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Sep 2015 15:35 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 26 Sep 2015 18:17 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (75 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Sep 2015 23:05 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Sep 2015 08:34 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (62 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Sep 2015 05:36 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Sep 2015 03:09 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    110 km (68 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 16 Sep 2015 19:21 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Sep 2015 15:22 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Sep 2015 14:03 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (62 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 605 km northeast of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 at 14:03 (GMT)
  • 02 Sep 2015 17:32 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    66.4 km (41.3 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Sep 2015 14:59 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - n/a, 116 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 1 May 2015 at 08:06 (GMT)
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