Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 69 km south of Djaul Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 16 April 1969 at 01:22 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Bismarck Sea, 69 km south of Djaul Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 16 April 1969 at 01:22 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 16 Apr 1969 01:22:49 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.549°S / 151.019°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tabar (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
111 km (69 mi) SSE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) WNW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) WNW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) NNE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NNE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) ESE of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
569 km (353 mi) NE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
786 km (488 mi) NNE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.525 kmNew Ireland region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Bismarck Sea, 69 km south of Djaul Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, 16 April 1969 01:22 GMT

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 69 km south of Djaul Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 16 April 1969 at 01:22 (GMT)
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