Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 13 May 2004 at 09:58 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.584°S / 150.73°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: unnamed (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
113 km (70 mi) S of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) WNW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) WNW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) NNE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) NNE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) ESE of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
541 km (336 mi) NE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
610 km (379 mi) NE of Wau (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
765 km (476 mi) NNE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.4||10 km||New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, 13 May 2004 09:58 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 27 Sep 2004 19:46 UTC| M 5.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|64 km (40 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 10 Aug 2004 05:37 UTC| M 5.5 |19 km (11.8 mi) depth|67 km (42 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 10 Aug 2004 05:26 UTC| M 5.3 |28.4 km (17.6 mi) depth|64 km (40 mi) distance| USGS | Details