Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 14 August 1995 at 04:37 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 14 August 1995 at 04:37 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 128 km depth

Date & time: 14 Aug 1995 04:37:17 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 127.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.836°S / 151.515°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Likuruanga (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) SW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) SSE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) NE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) WNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
568 km (353 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
613 km (381 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
706 km (439 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.7128 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 14 August 1995 04:37 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 06 Jan 1996 15:48 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    151.4 km (94.1 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Dec 1995 21:55 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33.1 km (20.6 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Dec 1995 12:39 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    90.8 km (56.4 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 1995 10:09 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Nov 1995 17:26 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Oct 1995 15:51 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    76.9 km (47.8 mi) depth
    |
    110 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Aug 1995 06:21 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    144.6 km (89.9 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 14 August 1995 at 04:37 (GMT)
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