Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 17 October 2006 at 01:25 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 17 October 2006 at 01:25 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 32 km depth

Date & time: 17 Oct 2006 01:25:12 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.881°S / 150.982°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Walo (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) SW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) SW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) S of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) ENE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
582 km (361 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
594 km (369 mi) SE of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.732 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 17 October 2006 01:25 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (28 quakes):
  • 04 Mar 2007 22:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    52.8 km (32.8 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jan 2007 12:59 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    132 km (82 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 2006 06:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    134.4 km (83.5 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 2006 23:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 2006 12:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 2006 12:31 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Nov 2006 03:21 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Nov 2006 09:19 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 2006 16:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    23.2 km (14.4 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 2006 06:40 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    124.2 km (77.2 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Nov 2006 16:36 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Nov 2006 16:12 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 13 November 2006 at 16:12 (GMT)
  • 13 Nov 2006 11:20 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Nov 2006 04:06 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    115.6 km (71.8 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Nov 2006 18:21 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 12 November 2006 at 18:21 (GMT)
  • 12 Nov 2006 10:35 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 17 October 2006 at 01:25 (GMT)
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