Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 94 km southeast of Popondetta, Sohe, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 24 January 1992 at 12:09 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 35 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 35.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.403°S / 148.796°E (Northern Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Waiowa (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (58 mi) SE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) ESE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) E of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (130 mi) WNW of Alotau (Milne Bay) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) WNW of Samarai (Milne Bay) (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) SE of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) SE of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) SE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (282 mi) SSW of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
527 km (327 mi) SE of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.4||35 km||eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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