Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 38 km southwest of Lamassa Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 5 September 1945 at 21:48 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Solomon Sea, 38 km southwest of Lamassa Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 5 September 1945 at 21:48 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 45 km depth

Date & time: 5 Sep 1945 21:48:47 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.95°S / 152.537°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
74 km (46 mi) SSE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) WNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) WNW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
779 km (484 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.645 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Solomon Sea, 38 km southwest of Lamassa Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, 5 September 1945 21:48 GMT

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 38 km southwest of Lamassa Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 5 September 1945 at 21:48 (GMT)
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