Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea sábado, 02 mar. 1996

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea sábado, 02 mar. 1996

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 59 km depth

Fecha & hora: 2 Mar 1996 01:50:04 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitud: 6.1
Profundidad: 58.7 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 5,973°S / 146,565°E (Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Long Island (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km al ENE de Kainantu (Eastern Highlands Province) (pop: 8,510)
95 km al NNW de Lae (Morobe Province) (pop: 76,300)
120 km al SE de Madang (pop: 27,400)
131 km al E de Goroka (Eastern Highlands Province) (pop: 18,500)
137 km al N de Bulolo (Morobe Province) (pop: 16,000)
153 km al N de Wau (Morobe Province) (pop: 14,600)
177 km al E de Kundiawa (Chimbu Province) (pop: 9,380)
392 km al N de Port Moresby (National Capital District) (pop: 283,700)
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS
Energía liberada estimada: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [aprende más]
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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.159 kmeastern New Guinea region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the M 6.1 terremoto: Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea Sat, 2 Mar 01h50

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes):
  • 17 ago 1996 17:49 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 ago 1996 14:39 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    31,6 km (19,6 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 jul 1996 16:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    50,9 km (31,6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 jun 1996 13:32 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    44 km (27,3 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 jun 1996 16:12 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    120,4 km (74,8 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 jun 1996 18:52 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    88,3 km (54,9 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 jun 1996 21:48 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 may 1996 12:42 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    70 km (43,5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 may 1996 15:11 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    77,5 km (48,2 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 may 1996 13:54 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    112,6 km (70 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 abr 1996 08:18 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    28,1 km (17,5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 abr 1996 07:05 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    196,8 km (122,3 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 abr 1996 21:03 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 mar 1996 18:02 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    47,9 km (29,8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 mar 1996 14:04 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    54,2 km (33,7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 mar 1996 05:34 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    47,6 km (29,6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea sábado, 02 mar. 1996
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