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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Saturday, 30 March 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Saturday, 30 March 2019

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Saturday, 30 March 2019
Mar 30 11:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Mar 30 11:45: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 62.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 30 March 2019 11:20 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 62.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.66°S / 150.99°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Walo (19 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.3*10^14 J (35 GWh / 30089 tons of TNT / 1.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 30 Mar 2019
Sat, 30 Mar 11:20 UTCM 6.1 / 63 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
Sat, 30 Mar 11:20 UTCM 6.2 / 52.9 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
Sat, 30 Mar 11:20 UTCM 6.2 / 101 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
Sat, 30 Mar 11:20 UTCM 6.1 / 57.2 km105km E of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Kokopo / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was on vacation visiting my family.When it happened my family panicked.
Kokopo / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was on vacation there visiting my family.Then I felt it.
Kokopo / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was on vacation there from Australia.I felt it.
Kokopo (203.6 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Kutubu, Southern Highlands Province / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kokopo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kokopo, East New Britain Province, PNG (180.5 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kimberly Town, West New Britain, PNG / MMI IV (Light shaking): I felt it when I was inside my room. It was quite scary tho.
Vancouver wa / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Alaska / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Takubar / MMI IV (Light shaking): I nearly ran outside but chose to remain calm and give it some time first and it did finished.
Kimbe, PNG / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt the shaking but not that severe. I was at Liamo Reef Resort, Kimbe last night.
St Mary's Hospital, Kokopo, East New Britain / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bialla / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kokopo / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Bialla (Papua New Guinea) (40 km N from epicenter)(no details): I felt the earthquake (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource


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