Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
25 May - 1 Jun 2019: Etna Discovery - Etna volcano (Italy)
15-30 Jun 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
8-23 Jul 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
12-30 Aug 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
13-29 Aug 2019: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
14-17 Aug 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
1-19 Sep 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
3-18 Sep 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation. Thank you!
Random pictures

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: Sat, 30 Mar 11:20:44 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]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

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
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Thu, 11 Apr 16:52 UTCM 5.0 / 53 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]GFZ
Thu, 11 Apr 22:24 UTCM 5.0 / 194 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]EMSC
Fri, 12 Apr 2019
Fri, 12 Apr 10:59 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]EMSC
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Sat, 13 Apr 11:37 UTCM 5.0 / 66 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]GeoAu
Sat, 13 Apr 11:37 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]EMSC
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
Wed, 24 Apr 02:04 UTCM 5.1 / 66 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]BMKG
Thu, 25 Apr 2019
Thu, 25 Apr 16:45 UTCM 4.8 / 145 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]BMKG
Sat, 11 May 2019
Sat, 11 May 20:13 UTCM 5.3 / 80.9 km - [info]New Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea)[Map]GeoAu
Sun, 12 May 2019
Sun, 12 May 21:17 UTCM 4.8 / 35 km - [info]107km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Mon, 13 May 2019
Mon, 13 May 12:54 UTCM 5.3 / 102 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
I FELT IT
[Map]BMKG
Thu, 16 May 2019
Thu, 16 May 01:24 UTCM 5.5 / 85 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
I FELT IT
[Map]GFZ
Thu, 16 May 12:09 UTCM 4.9 / 46 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
I FELT IT
[Map]BMKG
Thu, 16 May 12:10 UTCM 4.9 / 146 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
I FELT IT
[Map]BMKG
Sat, 18 May 2019
Sat, 18 May 14:58 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)
I FELT IT
[Map]GFZ

 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: