Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Saturday, 17 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 849 km northeast of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 17 December 2016 at 11:27 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, 52 km south of Ambitle Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, 17 December 2016 10:51 GMT, which had occurred 37 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Solomon Sea, 849 km northeast of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 17 December 2016 at 11:27 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 34 km depth

17 Dec 11:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Dec 17 11:43: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 34.0 km.
Dec 17 12:22: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Dec 17 12:30: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.4.
Date & time: 17 Dec 2016 11:27:40 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.7°S / 153.84°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tore (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
849 km (527 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ
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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.434 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 6.340 km NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
M 6.145 kmNew Ireland Region, PNGGeoAu
M 6.336 km- 169km SE of Taron, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Solomon Sea, 849 km northeast of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, 17 December 2016 11:27 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (72 quakes):
  • 22 May 2017 00:19 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    107 km (66.5 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 May 2017 18:14 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    135 km (83.9 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Apr 2017 19:55 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Apr 2017 02:12 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 2017 05:35 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    42.2 km (26.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Mar 2017 06:15 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Mar 2017 09:46 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Mar 2017 02:32 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Feb 2017 01:30 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Feb 2017 14:59 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Feb 2017 22:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    85 km (52.8 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Feb 2017 07:33 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Jan 2017 20:38 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Jan 2017 13:32 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    26.4 km (16.4 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jan 2017 05:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    148.3 km (92.1 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 2017 15:26 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    65.3 km (40.6 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 849 km northeast of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 17 December 2016 at 11:27 (GMT)
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