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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 26 January 2016
26 Jan 03:17 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 7 minutes.
Jan 26 03:19: Magnitude recalculée de 6.2 à 6.1.
Jan 26 07:10: Magnitude recalculée de 6.1 à 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 à 24.0 km.
Jan 26 09:54: Magnitude recalculée de 6.0 à 6.1.
Date & time: Tuesday, 26 January 2016 03:10 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.33°S / 153.16°E (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km SE de Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
167 km SE de Rabaul (pop: 8,100)
168 km W de Buka (pop: 0)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 26 Jan 03:10 UTCM 6.1 / 24 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G.GFZ
Tue, 26 Jan 03:10 UTCM 6.0 / 44 km NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Tue, 26 Jan 03:10 UTCM 6.1 / 50 kmNew Ireland Region, PNGGeoAu
Tue, 26 Jan 03:10 UTCM 6.1 / 19.5 kmNew Ireland, Papua New Guinea, region [Sea: Papua New Guinea]INGV

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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: New Ireland Region, P.N.G., 26 Jan 2016 03h10

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 20 Apr 2016 10:41 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Jan 2016 22:06 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Jan 2016 21:34 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Jan 2016 20:03 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Jan 2016 19:22 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    39.8 km (24.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jan 2016 15:47 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Jan 2016 10:49 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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