Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 11 December 2005 at 14:20 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 17 km depth
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.584°S / 152.223°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Karai (Sulu Range) (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
249 km (155 mi) S of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) ESE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) S of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) E of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) W of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) NNE of Alotau (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 mi) SSE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
480 km (298 mi) NNE of Samarai (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
502 km (312 mi) ENE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
645 km (401 mi) ENE 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||17 km||New Britain region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 11 December 2005 14:20 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 Dec 2005 05:18 UTC| M 5.2 |35.1 km (21.8 mi) depth|91 km (56 mi) distance| USGS | Details