Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 3 April 1992 at 03:19 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 3 April 1992 at 03:19 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 27 km depth

Date & time: 3 Apr 1992 03:19:51 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 27.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.696°S / 151.164°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Karai (Sulu Range) (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) SW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) SSW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) S of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
518 km (322 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
594 km (369 mi) SE of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
610 km (379 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.527 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 3 April 1992 03:19 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 17 Aug 1992 02:23 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    79.1 km (49.2 mi) depth
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Aug 1992 01:53 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    26.3 km (16.3 mi) depth
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jul 1992 09:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    77.7 km (48.3 mi) depth
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jun 1992 22:12 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    116.5 km (72.4 mi) depth
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Apr 1992 19:20 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    44.9 km (27.9 mi) depth
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Apr 1992 11:58 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 3 April 1992 at 03:19 (GMT)
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