Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 114 km south of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 12 August 1965 at 12:57 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 51 km depth
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.36°S / 152.116°E (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Likuruanga (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
114 km (71 mi) S of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) S of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) SSE of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) WNW of Arawa (Bougainville) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
572 km (355 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
714 km (444 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||51 km||New Britain region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake 114 km south of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 12 August 1965 12:57 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 26 Dec 1965 03:53 UTC| M 5.9 |80.1 km (49.8 mi) depth|62 km (38 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Sep 1965 20:01 UTC| M 5.9 |55 km (34.2 mi) depth|54 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Sep 1965 08:40 UTC| M 6.1 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|108 km (67 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 615 km northeast of Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 12 September 1965 at 08:40 (GMT)
- 11 Sep 1965 06:53 UTC| M 6.2 |44.6 km (27.7 mi) depth|93 km (58 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 63 km south of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 11 September 1965 at 06:53 (GMT)