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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Date & time: Wednesday, 4 August 2010 22:01 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.746°S / 150.765°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Walo (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) SE of Kimbe (pop: 18,800)
144 km (90 mi) NE of Kandrian (pop: 1000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 4 Aug 22:01 UTCM 7.0 / 44 kmNew Britain Region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea, 4 Aug 2010 22:01

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (250 quakes):
  • 05 Aug 2012 04:26 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    181 km (112.5 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Jul 2012 06:07 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (80 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Jul 2012 22:32 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    69.9 km (43.4 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jun 2012 07:36 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    55.3 km (34.4 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jun 2012 19:58 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 May 2012 23:31 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    75.1 km (46.7 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2012 00:59 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    136.6 km (84.9 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 May 2012 01:50 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    58.7 km (36.5 mi) depth
    |
    132 km (82 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 May 2012 23:32 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    36.4 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Apr 2012 16:09 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    58.7 km (36.5 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 2012 19:16 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Apr 2012 18:21 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    265.2 km (164.8 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Apr 2012 11:24 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 2012 13:37 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    39.3 km (24.4 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Mar 2012 14:25 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Mar 2012 12:48 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    51.8 km (32.2 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 4 August 2010

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