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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 5 May 2015
5 May 01:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
May 5 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 7.5 to 7.4.
Date & time: Tuesday, 5 May 2015 01:44 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.49°S / 151.91°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bamus (100 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) SW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
146 km (91 mi) S of Rabaul (pop: 8,100)
196 km (122 mi) E of Kimbe (pop: 18,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 5 May 01:44 UTCM 7.4 / 37 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
Tue, 5 May 01:44 UTCM 7.4 / 40 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Tue, 5 May 01:44 UTCM 7.5 / 42 km130km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Tue, 5 May 01:44 UTCM 7.4 / 53 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

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(United States, 6214 km NE of epicenter) : Waiting for a tsunami alert, Hawaii Island shaking a lot too something is going on under us (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake: New Britain Region, P.N.G., 5 May 2015 01h44

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (301 quakes):
  • 01 May 2017 03:09 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    27.5 km (17.1 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Apr 2017 05:21 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    186 km (115 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Apr 2017 17:55 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    51.8 km (32.2 mi) depth
    |
    138 km (86 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Apr 2017 09:39 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 2017 10:34 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    193 km (120 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Apr 2017 02:12 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    202 km (126 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Apr 2017 16:48 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    49.3 km (30.6 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Apr 2017 03:23 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    169 km (105 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Mar 2017 04:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Mar 2017 18:50 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 2017 18:18 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 2017 09:03 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 2017 07:57 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Mar 2017 21:03 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    141 km (88 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Mar 2017 18:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Mar 2017 23:46 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    198 km (123 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Tuesday, 5 May 2015
 

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