Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - 131km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 7 July 2013

Molto forte terremoto magnitudine 7.2 - South Pacific Ocean, 33 km a nord est da Saint John\'s , Papua Nuova Guinea, domenica, 07 luglio 2013

Molto forte terremoto magnitudine 7.2 - South Pacific Ocean, 33 km a nord est da Saint John\'s , Papua Nuova Guinea, domenica, 07 luglio 2013

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 379 km depth

7 Jul 18:44 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 9 minuti.
Data & ora: 7 Jul 2013 18:35:30 UTC
Ora locale a epicentro: Monday, July 08, 2013 04:35:30
Magnitudine: 7.2
Profondità: 378.8 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 3.9386°S / 153.8823°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Ambitle (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
185 km ENE da Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
193 km E da Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> Vedi sismi vicini
316 km NO da Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
371 km NNO da Buin (pop: 750) --> Vedi sismi vicini
375 km ESE da Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
452 km ENE da Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
965 km NE da Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
33 km ENE da Saint John's Island --> Vedi sismi vicini
399 km ENE da New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 7.3378 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 7.3388 km NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
M 7.2379 km110km ENE of Taron, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 7.1365 kmNew Ireland Region, PNGGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 33 km northeast of Saint John's Island, Papua New Guinea, Monday, July 08, 2013 04:35:30

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (153 quakes):
  • 09 Jul 2015 10:07 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    110 km (68.4 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Jul 2015 00:43 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    111 km (69 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jul 2015 01:33 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    94.6 km (58.8 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jun 2015 16:21 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    167 km (104 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Jun 2015 15:00 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    30.2 km (18.8 mi) depth
    |
    166 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jun 2015 12:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    158 km (98 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Jun 2015 15:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    230 km (143 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Jun 2015 15:46 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    202 km (125 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Jun 2015 22:26 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    198 km (123 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 May 2015 07:40 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    81 km (50.3 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 23 May 2015 19:28 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    180 km (112 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 May 2015 11:53 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    50.8 km (31.6 mi) depth
    |
    212 km (132 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 2015 03:56 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    184 km (114 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 May 2015 00:56 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    205 km (127 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 May 2015 21:11 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    232 km (144 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 May 2015 18:03 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    65.7 km (40.8 mi) depth
    |
    241 km (150 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Major magnitude. 7.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 33 km northeast of Saint John's Island, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, July 08, 2013 04:35:30
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