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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 1 November 2016

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.7 quake: New Britain Region, P.N.G., 17 Oct 2016 06:15, which had occurred 2 weeks earlier.
Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 1 November 2016
1 Nov 19:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Nov 1 21:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Nov 1 21:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 56.0 km.
Nov 2 14:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.0 to 50.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 1 November 2016 19:03 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.97°S / 148.54°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Langila (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) NE of Finschhafen (pop: 1,100)
183 km (114 mi) SW of Kimbe (pop: 18,800)
191 km (119 mi) NE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 1 Nov 19:03 UTCM 6.0 / 50 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
Tue, 1 Nov 19:03 UTCM 6.0 / 40 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Tue, 1 Nov 19:03 UTCM 6.1 / 19.5 kmPapua New Guinea [Sea]INGV

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: New Britain Region, P.N.G., 1 Nov 2016 19:03

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 01 Mar 2017 16:51 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    55.8 km (34.7 mi) depth
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 1 November 2016

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