Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Northern Province, 186 km east of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 8 October 1967 at 16:59 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.445°S / 148.843°E (Northern Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Waiowa (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) SE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) ESE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) E of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) WNW of Alotau (Milne Bay) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) WNW of Samarai (Milne Bay) (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) SE of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) SE of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) SE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) SSW of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
534 km (332 mi) SE of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> 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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