Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 25 June 1980 at 23:18 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 25 June 1980 at 23:18 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 49 km depth

Date & time: 25 Jun 1980 23:18:20 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.233°S / 151.686°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ulawun (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
118 km (73 mi) SSW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) SSW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) SSE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (276 mi) WNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
547 km (340 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
595 km (370 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
688 km (427 mi) NE 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 6.549 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 25 June 1980 23:18 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes):
  • 28 Oct 1980 14:21 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16823 km (10453 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 30 Sep 1980 04:44 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    242 km (150.4 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16823 km (10453 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16823 km (10453 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 28 Sep 1980 08:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    104 km (64.6 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Sep 1980 16:31 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16823 km (10453 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16823 km (10453 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 17 Sep 1980 05:09 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16823 km (10453 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16823 km (10453 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 27 Jul 1980 14:18 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16823 km (10453 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 24 Jul 1980 13:05 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    79 km (49.1 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16823 km (10453 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 25 June 1980 at 23:18 (GMT)
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