Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 86 km south of Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 at 21:26 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 86 km south of Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 at 21:26 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 115 km depth

7 Nov 21:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Date & time: 7 Nov 2017 21:26:39 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 115.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.31°S / 143.47°E (East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kairinu (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) E of Ambunti (East Sepik) (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) NNW of Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) NNW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) N of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (172 mi) WNW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) NW of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) ESE of Hollandia (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (294 mi) NW of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
704 km (437 mi) NW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.5115 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaGFZ
6.5107 km- 67km WSW of Angoram, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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new guinea papaguai / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : it was scurry  
Madang (276.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Wolvega, Netherland (13372.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Londol (132.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Pangia PNG (230.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 30 Mar 2018 06:50 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    109.6 km (68.1 mi) depth
    99 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Mar 2018 21:23 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    96.4 km (59.9 mi) depth
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Feb 2018 07:37 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    143 km (88.9 mi) depth
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Feb 2018 02:48 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Jan 2018 13:02 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Nov 2017 05:50 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    126 km (78.3 mi) depth
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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