Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 7 June 2003 at 00:32 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.095°S / 152.502°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
765 km (476 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.6||33 km||New Britain region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 7 June 2003 00:32 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 28 Oct 2003 10:43 UTC| M 5.0 |87.1 km (54.1 mi) depth|76 km (47 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 15 Jul 2003 09:25 UTC| M 5.3 |45 km (28 mi) depth|75 km (47 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 03 Jul 2003 13:06 UTC| M 5.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|79 km (49 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 07 Jun 2003 08:13 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details