Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 63 km southeast of Popondetta, Sohe, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 26 March 1967 at 22:39 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.182°S / 148.623°E (Northern Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Hydrographers Range (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) SE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) ESE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) WNW of Alotau (Milne Bay) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) SE of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) SE of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) SE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) SSW of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
496 km (308 mi) SE of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (336 mi) SE of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.7||20 km||eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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