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Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake  - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Date & time: Wednesday, 14 December 2011 05:04 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 135.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.551°S / 146.809°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Koranga (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) SE of Wau (pop: 14,600)
43 km (27 mi) SE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
94 km (59 mi) S of Lae (pop: 76,300)
122 km (76 mi) NE of Kerema (pop: 5,600)
159 km (99 mi) SW of Finschhafen (pop: 1,100)
175 km (109 mi) SE of Kainantu (pop: 8,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 14 Dec 05:04 UTCM 7.1 / 135 kmEastern New Guinea Region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake: Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea, 14 Dec 2011 05:04

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (116 quakes):
  • 27 Nov 2013 04:15 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    174 km (108 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Nov 2013 15:58 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    114.8 km (71.3 mi) depth
    |
    177 km (110 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Nov 2013 15:11 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    150 km (94 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Nov 2013 02:00 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    150 km (93 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Nov 2013 01:47 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    169 km (105 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 2013 03:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    92.5 km (57.5 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 2013 03:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    67 km (41.6 mi) depth
    |
    153 km (95 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Oct 2013 19:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    77.8 km (48.3 mi) depth
    |
    167 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Oct 2013 13:04 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    58.3 km (36.2 mi) depth
    |
    122 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2013 23:51 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    56.6 km (35.2 mi) depth
    |
    184 km (114 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2013 18:28 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    82.1 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    154 km (96 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2013 13:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    114 km (70.8 mi) depth
    |
    207 km (129 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Sep 2013 14:11 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    57.7 km (35.9 mi) depth
    |
    185 km (115 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Aug 2013 00:04 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    108.9 km (67.7 mi) depth
    |
    209 km (130 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Aug 2013 22:31 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    205 km (128 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jul 2013 16:23 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    70.6 km (43.9 mi) depth
    |
    182 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 14 December 2011

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