Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Départs garantis:
10-18 oct. 2020: Montagnes de Feu - du Stromboli à l'Etna - Eoliennes + Etna
7-16 déc. 2020: Magic Minutes: Chile Solar Eclipse 2020 - Chile
: Places libres / : Départ garanti / : Quelques places disponibles / : Groupe fermé
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Thursday, 13 July 2017

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Thursday, 13 July 2017

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Thursday, 13 July 2017
13 Jul 03:42 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 7 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 13 July 2017 03:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.76°S / 153.14°E (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km SE de Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
125 km SE de Rabaul (pop: 8,100)
185 km NW de Buka (pop: 0)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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
Thu, 13 Jul 03:36 UTCM 6.3 / 10 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G.GFZ
Thu, 13 Jul 03:36 UTCM 6.4 / 47 km- 38km SSE of Taron, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Thu, 13 Jul 03:36 UTCM 6.6 / 80 km NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.EMSC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it or were nearby when it occurred, be the first to report it!

Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake: New Ireland Region, P.N.G., 13 Jul 2017 03h36

Show info about this
List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 21 Dec 2017 04:37 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    47.1 km (29.3 mi) depth
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 2017 07:11 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Aug 2017 18:09 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    94 km (58.4 mi) depth
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Aug 2017 08:54 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Jul 2017 04:02 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    11.2 km (7 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Thursday, 13 July 2017

Plus sur VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!

Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyright: VolcanoDiscovery ou autres sources indiquées.
Utilisation des documents: Les textes, les images et les vidéos de ce site internet sont protégées par copyright. Toute reproduction et tout usage sans accord préalable ne sont pas autorisés. Si vous désirez acquérir pour certains documents (photos, vidéos, textes ou autres) le droit de reproduction, d'édition et, plus généralement, de toute utilisation destinée à un usage public, qu'elle soit commerciale ou pas, vous êtes priés de nous contacter.