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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Monday, 17 October 2016

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Monday, 17 October 2016

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Monday, 17 October 2016
17 Oct 06:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 90.0 to 78.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 78.0 to 84.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 84.0 to 81.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 81.0 to 79.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 79.0 to 78.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 78.0 to 80.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 80.0 to 81.0 km.
Oct 17 06:30: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 81.0 to 86.0 km.
Oct 17 06:32: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 86.0 to 85.0 km.
Oct 17 06:58: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 85.0 to 87.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 87.0 to 72.0 km.
Date & time: Monday, 17 October 2016 06:15 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 72.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.01°S / 148.78°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Langila (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (54 mi) NW of Kandrian (pop: 1000)
120 km (74 mi) NE of Finschhafen (pop: 1,100)
159 km (99 mi) SW of Kimbe (pop: 18,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
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!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 17 Oct 06:15 UTCM 6.7 / 72 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
2016-10-17 16:14:58 +10:00 (17 Oct 06:14:58 UTC)M 6.9 / 35 km- 78km WNW of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Mon, 17 Oct 06:14 UTCM 6.8 / 40 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC

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Madang / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt the earthquake
Sweden Alafors / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV)

Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake: New Britain Region, P.N.G., 17 Oct 2016 06:15

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 08 Mar 2017 07:30 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Mar 2017 22:47 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Mar 2017 15:48 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    53.8 km (33.4 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Mar 2017 02:14 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    104.8 km (65.1 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Mar 2017 16:51 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    55.8 km (34.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Feb 2017 07:03 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    47.3 km (29.4 mi) depth
    |
    122 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Feb 2017 19:10 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    76.6 km (47.6 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jan 2017 03:47 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    76 km (47.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Jan 2017 18:35 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    140 km (87 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Jan 2017 08:52 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    132 km (82 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Dec 2016 06:40 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    78.1 km (48.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 2016 06:03 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    105.5 km (65.6 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Nov 2016 20:52 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    84 km (52.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Nov 2016 13:53 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Nov 2016 02:15 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 01 Nov 2016 19:03 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 1 November 2016

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Monday, 17 October 2016
 

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