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

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - East New Britain Province, 119 km east of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at 20:48 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - East New Britain Province, 119 km east of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at 20:48 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Oct 20:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 10 Oct 2018 20:48:17 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.61°S / 151.21°E (East New Britain, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Karai (Sulu Range) (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
183 km (114 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
621 km (386 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.810 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 7.330 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
M 7.040 km- 124km E of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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Smithfield (3141.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Slept through (reported through our app)
6.8??? I thought it was 7.3 laugh out loud hahah / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : 6.8 ????? I thought it was 7.3 hahhaha
Gianyar, Bali / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was quite long. Lasted about 2 minutes. (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake East New Britain Province, 119 km east of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 10 October 2018 20:48 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (37 quakes):
  • 30 Mar 2019 11:20 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - East New Britain Province, 95 km east of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 30 March 2019 at 11:20 (GMT)
  • 13 Mar 2019 04:12 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Mar 2019 13:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    267 km (165.9 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Feb 2019 05:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    159 km (98.8 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (91 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Feb 2019 14:45 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Jan 2019 17:13 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    68 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 29 Dec 2018 15:34 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    68 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Dec 2018 21:43 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    109 km (67.7 mi) depth
    |
    112 km (70 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 12:26 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 08:30 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 07:28 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 06:33 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 06:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 05:23 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Dec 2018 17:23 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Dec 2018 11:14 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - East New Britain Province, 119 km east of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at 20:48 (GMT)
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