Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Thursday, 29 March 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - East New Britain, 156 km southwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 29 March 2018 at 21:25 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - East New Britain, 156 km southwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 29 March 2018 at 21:25 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 29 Mar 2018 21:25:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.48°S / 151.45°E (East New Britain, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bamus (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
146 km (90 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SSW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) SSE of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
510 km (317 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
557 km (346 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
650 km (404 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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!) More info
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M 6.710 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ

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161.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Pomio (Papua New Guinea, 8 km E of epicenter) : strong (reported through EMSC)
Rabaul (Papua New Guinea, 174 km NE of epicenter) : That was a massive jolt...I could feel it must be High intensity quake and ran out of the house.. Thank God we are all safe (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake East New Britain, 156 km southwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, 29 March 2018 21:25 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (33 quakes):
  • 11 Sep 2018 04:40 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    64.3 km (40 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Aug 2018 05:43 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Aug 2018 20:58 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 06:21 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Aug 2018 01:12 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 2018 17:59 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33.7 km (20.9 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jul 2018 18:15 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    47.6 km (29.6 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jul 2018 18:03 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    53.8 km (33.4 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jul 2018 03:06 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    83.1 km (51.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jun 2018 15:24 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Jun 2018 01:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jun 2018 20:53 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jun 2018 19:50 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    71 km (44.1 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 Jun 2018 02:29 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Jun 2018 13:15 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    179 km (111.2 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 May 2018 02:47 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - East New Britain, 156 km southwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 29 March 2018 at 21:25 (GMT)
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