Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 52 km south of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 11 May 1936 at 17:27 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.246°S / 152.721°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
774 km (481 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.6||25 km||New Britain region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Solomon Sea, 52 km south of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, 11 May 1936 17:27 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 16 Oct 1936 11:56 UTC| M 6.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|96 km (60 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 824 km northeast of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 16 October 1936 at 11:56 (GMT)