Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Friday, 7 November 2014

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.6 - Solomon Sea, 54 km SE of Rooke Island, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, viernes, 07 nov. 2014

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.6 - Solomon Sea, 54 km SE of Rooke Island, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, viernes, 07 nov. 2014

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 53 km depth

7 Nov 03:41 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 7 minutos.
Profundidad recalculada de 70.0 a 53.0 km.
Fecha & hora: 7 Nov 2014 03:33:55 UTC
Magnitud: 6.6
Profundidad: 53.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 6.03°S / 148.19°E (Solomon Sea, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Ritter Island (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
151 km al O de Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
153 km al ENE de Lae (pop: 76,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
215 km al NE de Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
218 km al NE de Wau (pop: 14,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
222 km al OSO de Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
281 km al ESE de Madang (pop: 27,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
304 km al N de Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
310 km al E de Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
400 km al NNE de Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
438 km al E de Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
287 km al O de New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
54 km al SE de Rooke Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.653 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 6.650 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
M 6.643 km72km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 6.672 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the M 6.6 terremoto: Solomon Sea, 54 km al sureste de Rooke , Morobe Province, Papúa Nueva Guinea Fri, 7 Nov 2014 03:33

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 04 May 2015 20:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Apr 2015 04:44 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 Apr 2015 21:17 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Feb 2015 06:23 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    184.6 km (114.7 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jan 2015 16:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (72 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 12 Jan 2015 03:44 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Nov 2014 23:37 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    81 km (50.3 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Nov 2014 02:31 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Nov 2014 17:34 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.6 - Solomon Sea, 54 km SE of Rooke Island, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, viernes, 07 nov. 2014

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