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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. on Friday, 1 December 2017 - information

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. on Friday, 1 December 2017

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. on Friday, 1 December 2017
1 Dec 02:55 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 1 December 2017 02:49 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.21°S / 147.59°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Umboi (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) NW of Finschhafen (pop: 1,100)
88 km (55 mi) NE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
152 km (95 mi) NE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
158 km (98 mi) NE of Wau (pop: 14,600)
191 km (119 mi) E of Kainantu (pop: 8,500)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 1 Dec 02:49 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G.GFZ
Fri, 1 Dec 02:50 UTCM 6.0 / 65.2 kmPapua New Guinea [Sea]INGV
2017-12-01 12:50:00 +10:00 (1 Dec 02:50:00 UTC)M 6.0 / 52.7 km- 59km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Fri, 1 Dec 02:50 UTCM 6.2 / 65 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.GGeoAu
Fri, 1 Dec 02:50 UTCM 6.0 / 80 kmEASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.EMSC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Lae (366.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., 1 Dec 2017 02:49

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 15 May 2018 10:25 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    67 km (41.6 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 May 2018 22:42 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Mar 2018 01:05 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Feb 2018 07:26 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Jan 2018 10:47 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Dec 2017 21:36 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 2017 10:56 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    24.8 km (15.4 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. on Friday, 1 December 2017
 

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