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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 5 November 1991

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 5 November 1991
Date & time: Tuesday, 5 November 1991 06:56 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 105.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.237°S / 146.444°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Yelia (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) E of Kainantu (pop: 8,500)
81 km (50 mi) NW of Lae (pop: 76,300)
110 km (68 mi) NW of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
118 km (73 mi) E of Goroka (pop: 18,500)
126 km (78 mi) NW of Wau (pop: 14,600)
134 km (84 mi) SE of Madang (pop: 27,400)
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
Tue, 5 Nov 06:56 UTCM 6.2 / 105.3 kmEastern New Guinea Region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake: Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea, 5 Nov 1991 06:56

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (25 quakes):
  • 21 Apr 1992 04:33 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    120.9 km (75.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 1992 03:41 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    109.5 km (68 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Apr 1992 07:47 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    61.8 km (38.4 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Apr 1992 11:01 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    76.6 km (47.6 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 1992 01:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    190.1 km (118.1 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Mar 1992 03:34 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    177 km (110 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Mar 1992 06:25 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    135 km (83.9 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Mar 1992 13:20 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    122.8 km (76.3 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Mar 1992 05:55 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Mar 1992 19:38 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    202.5 km (125.8 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Feb 1992 19:40 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 1992 02:16 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1992 15:01 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    121.7 km (75.6 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jan 1992 22:47 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    80.6 km (50.1 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jan 1992 17:00 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    114 km (70.8 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jan 1992 14:13 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    58.1 km (36.1 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 5 November 1991
 

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