Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 56 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 18 July 2010 at 13:04 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - 56 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 18 July 2010 at 13:04 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: 18 Jul 2010 13:04:09 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.966°S / 150.428°E (West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Buru (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) SE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) SW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) S of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (241 mi) ENE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) ENE of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) ENE of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
532 km (331 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.928 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake 56 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 18 July 2010 13:04 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (241 quakes):
  • 11 Jan 2011 08:04 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    51.9 km (32.2 mi) depth
    |
    110 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2010 13:30 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    159 km (99 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Dec 2010 23:01 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    62.9 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 2010 01:54 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    48.9 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 2010 22:42 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    50.3 km (31.3 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 2010 18:26 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    55.1 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 2010 03:27 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 2010 20:16 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 2010 15:40 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 2010 14:59 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 2010 14:57 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 2010 14:54 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 2010 14:53 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    25.2 km (15.7 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 2010 05:58 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Dec 2010 20:51 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Dec 2010 03:35 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    43.5 km (27 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 56 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 18 July 2010 at 13:04 (GMT)
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