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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 139km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea on Monday, 26 March 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 139km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea on Monday, 26 March 2018

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 139km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea on Monday, 26 March 2018
Date & time: Monday, 26 March 2018 09:51 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.4617°S / 151.396°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bamus (34 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5*10^14 J (139 GWh / 1.2*10^5 tons of TNT / 7.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Kokopo butuwin (640.5 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Family moved out of the shaking house. Slept outside for a few hours. (via app)
In a house on the side of the volcano / MMI IX (Violent shaking): It shook I felt it then lava started poring down the side I nearly died but th rest of my family we on a tour up ther with a guide. They never returned
By the volcano / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Me and my family felt it and we ran and one of my youngest died he ran but got burnt to death I' am more ified
By the volcano / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Me and my family felt it and we ran and one of my youngest died he ran but got burnt to death I' am more ified
Kokopo / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(644.1 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Port Moresby / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(140.6 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Rabaul / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(Papua New Guinea) (170 km W from epicenter)(no details): Tremor lasted a little over 3mins (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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