Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 15 July 2003 at 18:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.828°S / 152.174°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tavui (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (26 mi) N of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) N of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
838 km (521 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.5||33 km||New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, 15 July 2003 18:46 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 24 Nov 2003 14:54 UTC| M 5.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|77 km (48 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Oct 2003 10:43 UTC| M 5.0 |87.1 km (54.1 mi) depth|74 km (46 mi) distance| USGS | Details