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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Monday, 4 November 1991

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Monday, 4 November 1991
Date & time: Monday, 4 November 1991 06:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 49.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.072°S / 148.198°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tangi (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (41 mi) NE of Finschhafen (pop: 1,100)
150 km (93 mi) W of Kandrian (pop: 1000)
152 km (95 mi) NE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 4 Nov 06:24 UTCM 6.2 / 49.9 kmNew Britain Region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake: New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 4 Nov 1991 06:24

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (20 quakes):
  • 30 Apr 1992 21:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    66.4 km (41.3 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Apr 1992 01:29 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    65.4 km (40.6 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1992 19:46 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Apr 1992 17:17 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    72.2 km (44.9 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 1992 00:18 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    65.1 km (40.5 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 1992 16:13 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    70.3 km (43.7 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Mar 1992 12:42 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    76.6 km (47.6 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Mar 1992 02:26 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    87.1 km (54.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 1992 19:37 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    67.4 km (41.9 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 1992 14:49 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    80.3 km (49.9 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Feb 1992 17:35 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 1992 20:05 UTC
    | M 6.7 |
    38.5 km (23.9 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea on Thursday, 27 February 1992
  • 21 Feb 1992 16:22 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    61.1 km (38 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Feb 1992 15:22 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    62.5 km (38.8 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Feb 1992 14:42 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 21 February 1992
  • 06 Feb 1992 05:18 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    113.2 km (70.3 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 1992 13:14 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    137.2 km (85.3 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Feb 1992 16:23 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    129.9 km (80.7 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jan 1992 17:26 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    80.8 km (50.2 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Nov 1991 20:53 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    103.1 km (64.1 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Monday, 4 November 1991
 

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