Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Thursday, 13 July 2017

Updated: Sep 26, 2021 20:29 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 33 km east of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 3:36 am (GMT +0)

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 33 km east of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 3:36 am (GMT +0)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 Jul 03:42 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Jul 13, 2017 03:36:06 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 3:36 am (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.76°S / 153.14°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode: 4.76°N / 26.86°W
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (67 mi) ESE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) ESE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) WNW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) WNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
553 km (344 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
844 km (524 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) ENE of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.310 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G.GFZ
6.447 km- 38km SSE of Taron, Papua New GuineaUSGS
6.680 km NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

  • 21 Dec 2017 04:37 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    47.1 km (29.3 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 2017 07:11 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Sep 2017 17:43 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Aug 2017 19:54 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    84.4 km (52.4 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Aug 2017 18:09 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    94 km (58.4 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Aug 2017 08:54 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Jul 2017 04:02 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    11.2 km (7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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