Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 339 km southeast of Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 3 May 1946 at 22:23 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.681°S / 153.005°E (New Ireland, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
339 km (211 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
838 km (521 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.9||35 km||New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake 339 km southeast of Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, 3 May 1946 22:23 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 Sep 1946 03:02 UTC| M 7.8 |50 km (31.1 mi) depth|67 km (42 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude. 7.8 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 72 km southeast of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 29 September 1946 at 03:02 (GMT)