Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.6 - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, venerdì, 24 gennaio 1997

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.6 - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, venerdì, 24 gennaio 1997

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 71 km depth

Data & ora: 24 Jan 1997 05:17:29 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitudine: 5.6
Profondità: 70.6 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 5.614°S / 153.836°E (Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Tore (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km WSW da Buka
203 km WNW da Arawa (Province of Laguna, Bougainville) (pop: 40,300)
224 km SE da Kokopo (East New Britain Province) (pop: 26,300)
241 km WNW da Buin (South Bougainville) (pop: 750)
243 km SE da Rabaul (East New Britain Province) (pop: 8,070)
409 km E da Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain Province) (pop: 18,800)
476 km SE da Kavieng (New Ireland Province) (pop: 14,500)
711 km ENE da Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200)
Fonte dati primaria: USGS
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [saperne di più]
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M 5.671 kmNew Ireland region, Papua New GuineaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, 24 January 05:17 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 27 Feb 1997 03:09 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 24 January 1997 at 05:17 (GMT)
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