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Major mag. 6.8 earthquake - 67km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The original estimation of magnitude 7.1 was recalculated to 6.8.

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 64km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - 64km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 16 October 2013
16 Oct 10:39 UTC: Premier à signaler: USGS après 8 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:31 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 20:31:00
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 54.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.4873°S / 154.928°E (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Nearest volcano: Bagana (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km SW de Arawa (pop: 40,300)
121 km SE de Buka (pop: 0)
164 km W de Taro (pop: 0)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 16 Oct 10:31 UTCM 6.8 / 48 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Wed, 16 Oct 10:31 UTCM 6.8 / 50 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Wed, 16 Oct 10:31 UTCM 6.8 / 54.1 km64km WSW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Wed, 16 Oct 10:31 UTCM 7.2 / 45 kmBougainville, PNGGeoAu

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Buka Island / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Medium quake
Buka island / Light shaking (MMI IV)
panguna (41.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)

Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake: 64km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, 16 Oct 2013 10h31

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (69 quakes):
  • 13 Apr 2014 21:49 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    39.8 km (24.7 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 2014 17:15 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Apr 2014 13:19 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 2014 09:12 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    86.4 km (53.7 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 2014 06:13 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    68.1 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2014 15:59 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    6.7 km (4.2 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2014 15:46 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    22.6 km (14 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2014 15:45 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    86 km (53.4 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Apr 2014 11:42 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    43.4 km (27 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2014 10:55 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    47.2 km (29.3 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2014 08:54 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    57.8 km (35.9 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2014 06:22 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    89.9 km (55.9 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2014 06:15 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2014 05:29 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2014 05:24 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 92km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, 12 April 2014
  • 12 Apr 2014 04:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    75.1 km (46.7 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 64km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 16 October 2013
 

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