Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 65 km east of New Ireland Island, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 20 March 2010 at 14:00 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 415 km depth
Depth: 414.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.361°S / 152.245°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tabar (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (58 mi) N of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) N of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) ESE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (271 mi) NE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
487 km (303 mi) NW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
536 km (333 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
883 km (549 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 6.6||415 km||New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake South Pacific Ocean, 65 km east of New Ireland Island, Papua New Guinea, 20 March 2010 14:00 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 12 Sep 2010 09:10 UTC| M 5.0 |161.1 km (100.1 mi) depth|96 km (60 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 19 Jul 2010 15:01 UTC| M 4.6 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|114 km (71 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Jun 2010 13:53 UTC| M 4.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|69 km (43 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Apr 2010 15:26 UTC| M 4.6 |394.6 km (245.2 mi) depth|51 km (32 mi) distance| USGS | Details