Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 138 km southwest of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 22 February 1966 at 05:02 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - 138 km southwest of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 22 February 1966 at 05:02 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 22 Feb 1966 05:02:39 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.388°S / 151.592°E (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bamus (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
138 km (86 mi) SSW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SSW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) SSE of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (279 mi) W of Arawa (Bougainville) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
528 km (328 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
576 km (358 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
668 km (415 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
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.935 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 138 km southwest of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 22 February 1966 at 05:02 (GMT)
Please check again later while we are collecting more data.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 138 km southwest of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 22 February 1966 at 05:02 (GMT)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us - Help us upgrade our server!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
Our server is reaching its limits and we need financing to increase capacity in order to deal with huge activity peaks when quakes occur. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every penny counts and every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features and in upgrading our software, please make a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you! With best regards from the VolcanoDiscovery team.
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.