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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 17 November 1999

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 17 November 1999
Date & time: Wednesday, 17 November 1999 03:27 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 47.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.978°S / 148.82°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tangi (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (78 mi) NE of Finschhafen (pop: 1,100)
153 km (95 mi) SW of Kimbe (pop: 18,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 17 Nov 03:27 UTCM 6.9 / 47.5 kmNew Britain Region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake: New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 17 Nov 1999 03:27

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (50 quakes):
  • 24 Apr 2000 20:14 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    67.9 km (42.2 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 2000 21:45 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Apr 2000 10:07 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    157 km (97 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Mar 2000 07:44 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Mar 2000 07:39 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    67 km (41.6 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Mar 2000 21:02 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    95.5 km (59.3 mi) depth
    |
    139 km (86 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Mar 2000 00:02 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    72.8 km (45.2 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Mar 2000 20:31 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Mar 2000 09:32 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 2000 15:27 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    81.2 km (50.5 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 2000 04:21 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Feb 2000 21:58 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    112.8 km (70.1 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jan 2000 05:54 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    143 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jan 2000 01:13 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    67.9 km (42.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jan 2000 09:07 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    66.1 km (41.1 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 2000 02:04 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    72.4 km (45 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 17 November 1999
 

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