Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 56 km south of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 8 December 1945 at 01:04 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 55 km depth
Depth: 55.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.052°S / 150.203°E (West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Buru (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) S of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) SW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) ENE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) S of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) ENE of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) ENE of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
508 km (316 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.7||55 km||New Britain region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake 56 km south of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea, 8 December 1945 01:04 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 27 Dec 1945 04:41 UTC| M 6.7 |55 km (34.2 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 49 km south of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 27 December 1945 at 04:41 (GMT)