Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, 7 April 2018 - information

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Southern Highlands, Western Province, 48 km west of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 7 April 2018 at 05:48 (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 6 weeks earlier.
Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Southern Highlands, Western Province, 48 km west of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 7 April 2018 at 05:48 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 7 Apr 2018 05:48:40 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.95°S / 142.5°E (Southern Highlands, Western Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Doma Peaks (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) W of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) E of Kiunga (North Fly) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) WSW of Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) W of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) SSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) NNW of Daru (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) NNW of Daru (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) WSW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
645 km (401 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: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.310 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaGFZ

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User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
U / not felt
Wabag Enga / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Herd Base (338.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes):
  • 25 Sep 2018 18:29 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Sep 2018 13:14 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Aug 2018 23:21 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jul 2018 22:08 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Jul 2018 07:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jun 2018 01:55 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Jun 2018 13:06 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Jun 2018 12:11 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jun 2018 13:26 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Jun 2018 16:42 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 May 2018 09:45 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2018 23:58 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2018 22:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2018 00:29 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 2018 20:01 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 2018 02:49 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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