Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 2 March 1996 at 01:50 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 2 March 1996 at 01:50 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 59 km depth

Date & time: 2 Mar 1996 01:50:04 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Profondeur: 58.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.973°S / 146.565°E (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Volcan le plus près: Long Island (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km ENE de Kainantu (pop: 8,510)
96 km NNW de Lae (pop: 76,300)
120 km SE de Madang (pop: 27,400)
131 km E de Goroka (pop: 18,500)
137 km N de Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
153 km N de Wau (pop: 14,600)
177 km E de Kundiawa (pop: 9,380)
259 km E de Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.159 kmeastern New Guinea region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea, 2 March 01:50 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes):
  • 17 Aug 1996 17:49 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Aug 1996 14:39 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    31.6 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jul 1996 16:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    50.9 km (31.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jun 1996 13:32 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jun 1996 16:12 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    120.4 km (74.8 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jun 1996 18:52 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    88.3 km (54.9 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jun 1996 21:48 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 May 1996 12:42 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 May 1996 15:11 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    77.5 km (48.2 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 1996 13:54 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    112.6 km (70 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Apr 1996 08:18 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    28.1 km (17.5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Apr 1996 07:05 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    196.8 km (122.3 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Apr 1996 21:03 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Mar 1996 18:02 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    47.9 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Mar 1996 14:04 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    54.2 km (33.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Mar 1996 05:34 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    47.6 km (29.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 2 March 1996 at 01:50 (GMT)
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