Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 24 km east of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 8 November 1993 at 14:00 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 77 km depth
Date & time: 8 Nov 1993 14:00:26 UTC
Depth: 77.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.798°S / 153.06°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) ESE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) ESE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) WNW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) WNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (261 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
557 km (346 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
834 km (518 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||77 km||New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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