Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.6 - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, viernes, 24 ene. 1997

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.6 - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, viernes, 24 ene. 1997

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 71 km depth

Fecha & hora: 24 Jan 1997 05:17:29 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitud: 5.6
Profundidad: 70.6 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 5,614°S / 153,836°E (Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Tore (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km al WSW de Buka
203 km al WNW de Arawa (Bougainville) (pop: 40,300)
224 km al SE de Kokopo (East New Britain Province) (pop: 26,300)
243 km al SE de Rabaul (East New Britain Province) (pop: 8,070)
409 km al E de Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain Province) (pop: 18,800)
432 km al NW de Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province, Islas Salomón) (pop: 6,150)
476 km al SE de Kavieng (New Ireland Province) (pop: 14,500)
711 km al ENE de Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200)
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS
Energía liberada estimada: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.671 kmNew Ireland region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the M 5.6 terremoto: New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea Fri, 24 Jan 05h17

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 27 feb 1997 03:09 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    100 km (62,1 mi) depth
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.6 - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, viernes, 24 ene. 1997
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