Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 7 November 2006 at 17:38 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 7 November 2006 at 17:38 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 11 km depth

Date & time: 7 Nov 2006 17:38:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.482°S / 151.195°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Walo (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) SE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) E of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) SSW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) SSW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) N of Alotau (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) S of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
556 km (346 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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M 6.611 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 7 November 2006 17:38 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes):
  • 04 Mar 2007 22:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    52.8 km (32.8 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 2006 23:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 2006 12:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 2006 12:31 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Nov 2006 03:21 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Nov 2006 09:19 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 2006 16:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    23.2 km (14.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Nov 2006 16:36 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Nov 2006 16:12 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 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
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Nov 2006 18:21 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 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
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 2006 22:43 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 2006 16:11 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Nov 2006 00:04 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 2006 18:34 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 2006 18:17 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 7 November 2006 at 17:38 (GMT)
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