Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on Monday, 26 February 2018 - information

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Southern Highlands, 64 km southwest of Mendi, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 26 February 2018 at 15:18 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.3 quake Western Province, 29 km southwest of Tari, Papua New Guinea, 25 February 2018 17:44 GMT, which had occurred 22 hours earlier.
Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Southern Highlands, 64 km southwest of Mendi, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 26 February 2018 at 15:18 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 26 Feb 2018 15:18:00 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.44°S / 143.16°E (Southern Highlands, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bosavi (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) WSW of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSE of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) W of Ialibu (Southern Highlands) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SSW of Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) WSW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) W of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) N of Daru (Western Province) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) WSW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) W of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
554 km (344 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: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.110 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaGFZ

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (92 quakes):
  • 15 Aug 2018 23:21 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Jul 2018 14:47 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jul 2018 07:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 May 2018 18:45 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2018 00:29 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 2018 20:01 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 2018 02:49 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2018 02:50 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Apr 2018 12:36 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Apr 2018 21:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Apr 2018 02:18 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Apr 2018 20:59 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Apr 2018 02:56 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Apr 2018 15:45 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Apr 2018 10:30 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Mar 2018 21:18 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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