Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - East New Britain Province, 82 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 19 November 1964 at 23:35 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.029°S / 150.703°E (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Buru (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) SE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
548 km (341 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 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.8||35 km||New Britain region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake East New Britain Province, 82 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 19 November 1964 23:35 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 03 Mar 1965 15:14 UTC| M 6.7 |14.8 km (9.2 mi) depth|136 km (85 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 139 km south of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 3 March 1965 at 15:14 (GMT)
- 12 Dec 1964 07:20 UTC| M 5.8 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|98 km (61 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 07 Dec 1964 08:58 UTC| M 6.1 |60 km (37.3 mi) depth|96 km (59 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 161 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 7 December 1964 at 08:58 (GMT)