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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 125km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 125km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 16 April 2013

This quake was likely an aftershock of the M 6.6 quake: 101km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Sun, 14 Apr 01h32, which had occurred 2 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 125km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Date & time: Tuesday, 16 April 2013 10:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:00
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.6519°S / 154.405°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Balbi (103 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6*10^13 J (4.4 GWh / 3788 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 16 Apr 2013
Tue, 16 Apr 10:00 UTCM 5.5 / 7 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Tue, 16 Apr 10:00 UTCM 5.7 / 43 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Tue, 16 Apr 10:00 UTCM 5.8 / 36 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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