Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Admiralty Islands Region, P.N.G. on Monday, 25 July 2016

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Admiralty Islands Region, P.N.G., on Monday, 25 July 2016 at 19:38 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Admiralty Islands Region, P.N.G., on Monday, 25 July 2016 at 19:38 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Jul 19:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Jul 25 19:45: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Jul 25 19:47: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Jul 25 20:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.4.
Date & time: 25 Jul 2016 07:38:45 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.98°S / 148.03°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: unnamed submarine (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) SE of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810)
312 km (194 mi) W of Kavieng (pop: 14,500)
352 km (219 mi) NE of Madang (pop: 27,400)
369 km (229 mi) NW of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
432 km (268 mi) NE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
494 km (307 mi) NW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
529 km (329 mi) NE of Mount Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600)
725 km (450 mi) N of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.410 kmAdmiralty Islands Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 6.47.3 km- 128km SE of Lorengau, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Admiralty Islands Region, P.N.G., 25 July 19:38 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 23 Oct 2016 07:26 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Admiralty Islands Region, P.N.G., on Monday, 25 July 2016 at 19:38 (GMT)
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