Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 16 km southwest of Nuama Islet Island, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 22 October 1956 at 12:35 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.248°S / 150.076°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Goodenough (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km (78 mi) NNW of Alotau (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) NNW of Samarai (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) ESE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) E of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) E of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) S of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (256 mi) S of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) ESE of Wau (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (274 mi) SE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) ESE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||15 km||eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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