Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - East New Britain, 77 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at 22:00 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - East New Britain, 77 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at 22:00 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Oct 22:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Oct 10 22:13: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.5.
Date & time: 10 Oct 2018 22:00:22 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.81°S / 151.75°E (East New Britain, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) SSE of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) WNW of Arawa (Bougainville) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
587 km (365 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
726 km (451 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: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.510 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 6.2124 km- 94km SW of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 6.3144 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
M 6.2131 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Biłgoraj / not felt
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake East New Britain, 77 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 10 October 2018 22:00 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes):
  • 09 Mar 2019 13:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    267 km (165.9 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 25 Feb 2019 05:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    159 km (98.8 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Feb 2019 14:45 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Dec 2018 15:34 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    68 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 12:26 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 08:30 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (46 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 07:28 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 06:33 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 06:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 05:23 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 00:50 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 2018 11:14 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Dec 2018 20:43 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Nov 2018 08:02 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Oct 2018 12:52 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    212 km (131.7 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Oct 2018 12:29 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    95.9 km (59.6 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Oct 2018 20:25 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    153 km (95.1 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - East New Britain, 77 km southwest of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at 22:00 (GMT)
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