Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Admiralty Islands Region, P.N.G. on Monday, 25 July 2016

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 135 km southeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 25 July 2016 at 19:38 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Bismarck Sea, 135 km southeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 25 July 2016 at 19:38 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Jul 19:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Jul 25 19:45: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Jul 25 19:47: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Jul 25 20:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.4.
Date & time: 25 Jul 2016 19:38:45 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.98°S / 148.03°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: unnamed submarine (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) SE of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) W of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) NE of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) NW of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) NNE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) NNE of Kainantu (pop: 8,510) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (281 mi) NE of Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (298 mi) NE of Kundiawa (pop: 9,380) --> See nearby quakes!
529 km (329 mi) NE of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
729 km (453 mi) N of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) ESE of Sauwai Island --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (269 mi) NW of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.410 kmAdmiralty Islands Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 6.47.3 km- 128km SE of Lorengau, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 6.310 km ADMIRALTY ISLANDS REGION, P.N.G.EMSC

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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Bismarck Sea, 135 km southeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea, 25 July 2016 19:38 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 23 Oct 2016 07:26 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 135 km southeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 25 July 2016 at 19:38 (GMT)
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