Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 110 km southeast of Popondetta, Sohe, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 11 April 1978 at 02:41 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 13 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.461°S / 148.943°E (Northern Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Waiowa (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (68 mi) SE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) ESE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) WNW of Alotau (Milne Bay) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) E of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) NW of Samarai (Milne Bay) (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) SE of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) SE of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) SE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) SSW of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
543 km (337 mi) SE of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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