Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 112 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 6 September 1993 at 03:56 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 112 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 6 September 1993 at 03:56 (GMT)

Tremblement de terre très fort magnitude 6.6 at 49 km depth

Date & time: 6 Sep 1993 03:56:00 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Profondeur: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.641°S / 153.231°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Volcan le plus près: Ambitle (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
112 km ESE de Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
128 km ESE de Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
311 km NO de Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
313 km NO de Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
355 km SE de Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
357 km ENE de Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
359 km NO de Buin (pop: 750) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
443 km ENE de Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
555 km NO de Gizo (New Georgia Group, Îles Salomon) (pop: 6,150) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
860 km NE de Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.649 kmNew Ireland region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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