Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 71 km northeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 18 October 1993 at 07:24 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 18 Oct 1993 07:24:06 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.801°S / 152.605°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tavui (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) NE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NNE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) NE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (264 mi) NW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) NW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) NE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (294 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
873 km (542 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||33 km||New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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