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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Date & time: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 20:48 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.61°S / 151.21°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Karai (Sulu Range) (32 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1*10^15 J (278 GWh / 2.4*10^5 tons of TNT / 14.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 10 Oct 2018
Wed, 10 Oct 20:48 UTCM 7.3 / 30 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Wed, 10 Oct 20:48 UTCM 7.0 / 40.3 km- 124km E of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Smithfield (3141.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: Slept through (via app)
6.8??? I thought it was 7.3 laugh out loud hahah / MMI IX (Violent shaking): 6.8 ????? I thought it was 7.3 hahhaha
Gianyar, Bali / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Few people woke up and run out of the building. Shaking lasted for quite a while (6 seconds). Glass shake was vey loud
Rabaul (185 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It was quite long. Lasted about 2 minutes. (via app)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource


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