Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 38 km east of Varau Island, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 15 June 1958 at 17:21 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.468°S / 149.706°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Sassagara (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (78 mi) NW of Alotau (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) NW of Samarai (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) ESE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) ESE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) E of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) SE of Wau (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) SE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) SE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) S of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) ESE of Kerema (pop: 5,650) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.8||15 km||eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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