Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 25 November 2003 at 20:19 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 25 November 2003 at 20:19 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 25 Nov 2003 20:19:46 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.581°S / 150.88°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Walo (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) SW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) S of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) ENE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
505 km (314 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
562 km (349 mi) SE of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
597 km (371 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.635 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 25 November 2003 20:19 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 23 May 2004 14:28 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33.2 km (20.6 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Apr 2004 07:16 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    43.3 km (26.9 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 2004 00:28 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    52.3 km (32.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 2004 21:06 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    73.2 km (45.5 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jan 2004 10:10 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    47.9 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jan 2004 13:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    61.1 km (38 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2003 21:29 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    38.7 km (24 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Dec 2003 05:41 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    53.6 km (33.3 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 25 November 2003 at 20:19 (GMT)
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