Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 223 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 16 June 2011 at 00:03 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - 223 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 16 June 2011 at 00:03 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 16 km depth

Date & time: 16 Jun 2011 00:03:35 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.928°S / 151.04°E (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Walo (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) ESE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) E of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) SSW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) S of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) E of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
490 km (305 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
583 km (362 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
602 km (374 mi) SE of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.416 kmNew Britain region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake 223 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 16 June 2011 00:03 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (62 quakes):
  • 01 Dec 2011 22:52 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    84.6 km (52.6 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Nov 2011 17:45 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    53.9 km (33.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 2011 19:49 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16739 km (10401 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 20 Oct 2011 17:44 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Oct 2011 16:43 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16739 km (10401 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 19 Oct 2011 01:31 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Oct 2011 05:05 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 211 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 at 05:05 (GMT)
  • 17 Oct 2011 20:42 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 2011 20:37 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 2011 20:09 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 2011 19:51 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Oct 2011 20:45 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    40.9 km (25.4 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Oct 2011 22:16 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Oct 2011 01:12 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    97.7 km (60.7 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 223 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 16 June 2011 at 00:03 (GMT)

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