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Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Monday, 6 May 2019 - information

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Monday, 6 May 2019

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake  - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Monday, 6 May 2019
6 May 21:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
May 6 21:27: Magnitude recalculated from 7.1 to 7.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 139.0 to 136.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 136.0 to 133.0 km.
May 7 10:42: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 7.1.
Date & time: Monday, 6 May 2019 21:19 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 133.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.98°S / 146.48°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Koranga (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) NW of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
48 km (30 mi) NW of Wau (pop: 14,600)
63 km (39 mi) SW of Lae (pop: 76,300)
103 km (64 mi) SE of Kainantu (pop: 8,500)
134 km (83 mi) NE of Kerema (pop: 5,600)
157 km (97 mi) SE of Goroka (pop: 18,500)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 6 May 21:19 UTCM 7.1 / 133 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
Mon, 6 May 21:19 UTCM 7.2 / 126.9 km33km NW of Bulolo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Mon, 6 May 21:19 UTCM 7.2 / 141 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC

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Cauayan, Negros Occidental, Philippines / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Bed vibrated
Porto / not felt : Wszystko ok. Nic się nie trzęsło
Goroka Eastern Highlands Province (156.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I thought everything in my house will collapse. The quake lasted about 1 minute 15 seconds. It's more bigger than the last earthquake felt when Tari LNG site up in Wabeg has been destroyed. Kelvin Andrew (Goroka)
Cebu (3159.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Wewak,East Sepik Province PNG (488.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Very obviously building structures were shaking but not serious happen.I would say it was light. (reported through our app)
8 MILE ESTATE, OKUK HIGHWAY, LAE (59 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : It was very scary, the house shook something awful, ran outside and waited for it to stop. It happened very quickly. Largest one I have ever felt.
Ramu / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was going to talk with one of my staff in the teacher prep room. The school building began to sway gently at first but then began moving more violently. Classroom doors were swinging and some items fell off shelves. Fortunately there were only a few children in the school at the time. People passing the school looked unsteady as they walked and were looking up into the trees and at power lines. The power dropped out half way through the shake. The buildings on site are built up on steel poles
2757.3 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Not Really Felt Tiny Shaking (reported through our app)
Madang / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It's was big enough
Hidden Valley (42.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Very violent ground movement, structural swaying, roads cracked.
Kerema / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The house was shaking and we had to hold things for support
Goroka / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : From Russia, from Sankt Peterbutg, not felt event. Я в курсе, спасибо. Я находился дома, всё спокойно, висячие предметы в норме, не шолохнулось, берегите себя, лол.))),!!!
Kimbe (322.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaky for few minute and stopped (reported through our app)
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / Light shaking (MMI IV)
365.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Only felt by those sitting down. (reported through our app)
Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province PNG / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kainantu / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Scrambled me eggs for me that’s for sure
Gold coast / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ukarumpa / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Biggest shaking in the last few years at least. Power lines and trees shaking. Glassware broken. Felt change in air pressure in my ear for about 30 seconds prior.
Mendi (336.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hides Gas Conditioning Plant (HGCP) / Weak shaking (MMI III)
3618.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Ela Beach, Port Moresby (287.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lae Morobe Province (Taraka) / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby (284.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lae, Morobe Province. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The noise woke us up, the 3 bigger kids ran into the room where I was shielding my 2yr old daughter who was fast asleep with my body, we stayed cuddled up hearing vases and glasses smash onto the the floor. It started small but gradually intensified,killing our electricity . A good 8sec it lasted .
288.9 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Kuala Lumpur / not felt
Outside Kundiawa, Simbu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
goroka / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Madang Province, Papua New Guinea (267.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The longest shaking Ive ever felt.
96.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nadeth (209.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
293.1 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
268.6 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
COONABARABRAN (2715.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Madang (218.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
63.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Port Moresby, Gerehu suburb. (270.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Goroka (155.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Central Province (Papua New Guinea, 286 km S of epicenter) : Light (reported through EMSC)
Morobe Province (Papua New Guinea, 63 km NE of epicenter) : Very shaky waiting for update (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea), 6 May 2019 21h19

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (57 quakes):
  • 10 Sep 2020 20:31 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    77 km (47.8 mi) depth
    |
    143 km (89 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Aug 2020 03:09 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    125 km (77.7 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 06 Aug 2020 08:34 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    193 km (119.9 mi) depth
    |
    186 km (116 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 29 Jul 2020 20:13 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 24 Jul 2020 22:23 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    74.9 km (46.5 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jul 2020 02:02 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    91.8 km (57 mi) depth
    |
    193 km (120 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jul 2020 17:35 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    104 km (64.6 mi) depth
    |
    199 km (124 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Jul 2020 02:50 UTC
    | M 7.0 |
    79.8 km (49.6 mi) depth
    |
    171 km (106 mi) distance
    | USGS | Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - 114 Km NNW of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 17 July 2020
  • 01 Jul 2020 19:46 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    87.2 km (54.2 mi) depth
    |
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jul 2020 05:39 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    68.4 km (42.5 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jun 2020 07:17 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    75 km (46.6 mi) depth
    |
    144 km (90 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 May 2020 12:54 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    166 km (103 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 May 2020 23:06 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    86.7 km (53.9 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 24 May 2020 21:36 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    120.7 km (75 mi) depth
    |
    181 km (112 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 May 2020 12:04 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    96 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 14 May 2020 14:46 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Monday, 6 May 2019

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