Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - East Sepik Province, 72 km northeast of Wabag, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 14 December 1966 at 21:07 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - East Sepik Province, 72 km northeast of Wabag, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 14 December 1966 at 21:07 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 65 km depth

Date & time: 14 Dec 1966 21:07:53 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 65.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.928°S / 144.05°E (East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Hagen (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) NNE of Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) N of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (89 mi) NNE of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) SSE of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) SSE of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NE of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) W of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) NW of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (238 mi) WNW of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
611 km (380 mi) NW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.365 kmnear the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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