Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 11 November 1993 at 10:13 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 11 November 1993 at 10:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 46 km depth

Date & time: 11 Nov 1993 10:13:55 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 45.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.543°S / 153.147°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) ESE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) NW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) NW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
569 km (353 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
860 km (534 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.046 kmNew Ireland region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 06 May 1994 22:39 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    48.8 km (30.3 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Apr 1994 01:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    84.8 km (52.7 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 1994 11:51 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    50.6 km (31.4 mi) depth
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Feb 1994 08:07 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Dec 1993 08:59 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 1993 21:24 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    64.5 km (40.1 mi) depth
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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