Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 2 March 1939 at 07:00 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 2 Mar 1939 07:00:18 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.219°S / 143.229°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kairinu (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (28 mi) E of Ambunti (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) NNW of Wabag (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 mi) NNW of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (136 mi) NNW of Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (189 mi) WNW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) NW of Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) ESE of Jayapura (Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
502 km (312 mi) WNW of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
728 km (452 mi) NW of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||35 km||New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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