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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Saturday, 15 October 2016

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Saturday, 15 October 2016

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Saturday, 15 October 2016
Oct 15 08:09: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.8.
Oct 15 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 457.0 to 456.0 km.
Oct 15 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 456.0 to 458.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 458.0 to 459.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 459.0 to 457.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 457.0 to 459.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 459.0 to 458.0 km.
Oct 15 08:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 458.0 to 459.0 km.
Oct 15 08:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 459.0 to 457.0 km.
Oct 15 08:54: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 457.0 to 453.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 15 October 2016 08:03 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 453.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.28°S / 150.34°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: unnamed (72 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.8*10^14 J (49.4 GWh / 42502 tons of TNT / 2.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 15 Oct 2016
Sat, 15 Oct 08:03 UTCM 6.3 / 462 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Sat, 15 Oct 08:03 UTCM 6.4 / 446.6 km- 145km NNE of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Sat, 15 Oct 08:03 UTCM 6.2 / 456 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
We felt it here at Purari, Gulf Province. (696.7 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): It was just a small tremor and lasted for roughly 7 minutes.
Newport (9998.6 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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