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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Friday, 12 April 2019

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea), on Friday, 12 April 2019 at 14:51 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea), on Friday, 12 April 2019 at 14:51 (GMT)
12 Apr 14:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Apr 12 15:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 44.0 km.
Apr 12 15:09: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 44.0 to 51.0 km.
Date & time: 2019-04-12 02:51:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.38°S / 148.58°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Langila (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (52 mi) NE of Finschhafen (pop: 1,100)
109 km (68 mi) W of Kandrian (pop: 1000)
180 km (112 mi) NE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
195 km (121 mi) SW of Kimbe (pop: 18,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2019-04-12 14:51:33 UTCM 6.1 / 51 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
2019-04-12 14:51:30 UTCM 5.9 / 20 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
2019-04-12 14:51:34 UTCM 6.1 / 44.5 kmNew Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
2019-04-12 14:51:31 UTCM 6.2 / 19.5 kmPapua New Guinea [Sea]INGV
2019-04-12 14:51:28 UTC
2019-04-13 00:51:28 +10:00
M 5.9 / 10 km91km ENE of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Kimbe (200.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea), 2019-04-12 14:51 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 21 Jul 2019 11:45 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    68.2 km (42.4 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jul 2019 19:51 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 May 2019 02:29 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    84.7 km (52.6 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 16 Apr 2019 18:05 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    68.3 km (42.4 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 13 Apr 2019 08:44 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    54.5 km (33.9 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea), on Friday, 12 April 2019 at 14:51 (GMT)
 

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