Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 3 February 1934 at 14:33 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.545°S / 151.274°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Hargy (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
631 km (392 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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 6.7||35 km||New Britain region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 3 February 1934 14:33 GMT
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- 28 Feb 1934 14:21 UTC| M 7.1 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|64 km (40 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 28 February 1934 at 14:21 (GMT)