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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

Thu, 23 Jun 2022, 02:22
02:22 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
5.2 quake 23 Jun 12:04 pm (GMT +10)
5.2 quake 23 Jun 12:04 pm (GMT +10)
A shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported around noon near Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022, at 12:04 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.

Weak shaking might have been felt in Alotau (pop. 10,000) located 120 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: Jun 23, 2022 12:04 pm (GMT +10) local time (23 Jun 2022 02:04 GMT)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.47°S / 149.77°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Primary data source: GFZ

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