Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 84 km southeast of New Britain Island, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 27 December 1944 at 15:25 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Solomon Sea, 84 km southeast of New Britain Island, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 27 December 1944 at 15:25 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 27 Dec 1944 15:25:44 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.168°S / 151.404°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Walo (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) ESE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) E of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SSW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) SSW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) S of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
504 km (313 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
596 km (370 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.535 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 84 km southeast of New Britain Island, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 27 December 1944 at 15:25 (GMT)
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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 84 km southeast of New Britain Island, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 27 December 1944 at 15:25 (GMT)

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