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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 9 September 2005

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake  - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 9 September 2005
Date & time: Friday, 9 September 2005 07:26 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 90.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.539°S / 153.474°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (84 mi) E of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
150 km (93 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,100)
166 km (103 mi) NW of Buka (pop: 0)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.6 quake: New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, 9 Sep 2005 07h26

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (89 quakes):
  • 25 Jul 2007 15:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    232 km (144 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17031 km (10582 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Jul 2007 19:21 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    55.8 km (34.7 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jul 2007 03:02 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    110 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jul 2007 05:02 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    146 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jun 2007 08:40 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jun 2007 17:41 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    245 km (152 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 May 2007 01:03 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    132.5 km (82.3 mi) depth
    |
    181 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 29 May 2007
  • 10 May 2007 07:20 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    64.8 km (40.3 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 2007 07:12 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    407.4 km (253.1 mi) depth
    |
    269 km (167 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, 21 April 2007
  • 17 Apr 2007 06:20 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    136.7 km (84.9 mi) depth
    |
    138 km (86 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Mar 2007 22:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    52.8 km (32.8 mi) depth
    |
    259 km (161 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Mar 2007 02:50 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    37.5 km (23.3 mi) depth
    |
    182 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Feb 2007 23:41 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    483.1 km (300.2 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Feb 2007 04:01 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    444.5 km (276.2 mi) depth
    |
    270 km (168 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Feb 2007 10:56 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    269 km (167 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 9 September 2005

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