Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 81 km southeast of Popondetta, Sohe, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 16 June 1985 at 20:56 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 5 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.43°S / 148.531°E (Northern Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Managlase (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
81 km (50 mi) SSE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) SE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) E of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) WNW of Alotau (Milne Bay) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) WNW of Samarai (Milne Bay) (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) SE of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) SE of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (215 mi) SSE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (290 mi) SSW of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
508 km (316 mi) SE of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.2||5 km||eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 17 Jun 1985 06:31 UTC| M 5.1 |29.6 km (18.4 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details