Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - New Ireland, 79 km east of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 12 September 1940 at 13:17 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 76 km depth
Depth: 75.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.408°S / 152.975°E (New Ireland, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) E of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) ESE of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) NW of Arawa (Bougainville) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) NW of Buin (Bougainville) (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
593 km (368 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
855 km (531 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (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||76 km||New Britain region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake New Ireland, 79 km east of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 12 September 1940 13:17 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 09 Feb 1941 19:19 UTC| M 6.5 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|83 km (51 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 44 km southwest of Lamassa Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 9 February 1941 at 19:19 (GMT)
- 13 Jan 1941 16:27 UTC| M 7.4 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|104 km (64 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 10.6 km west of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 13 January 1941 at 16:27 (GMT)