Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - East New Britain Province, 52 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 21 March 1943 at 20:35 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - East New Britain Province, 52 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 21 March 1943 at 20:35 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 21 Mar 1943 20:35:47 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.733°S / 150.566°E (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Buru (12 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) ESE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) SW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) S of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) ENE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (264 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (287 mi) ENE of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) ENE of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
561 km (349 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.635 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake East New Britain Province, 52 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 21 March 1943 20:35 GMT

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - East New Britain Province, 52 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 21 March 1943 at 20:35 (GMT)
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