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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Tuesday, 14 May 2019 - information

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Tuesday, 14 May 2019
May 14 13:07: Magnitude recalculated from 7.3 to 7.4.
May 14 13:11: Magnitude recalculated from 7.4 to 7.3.
May 14 13:17: Magnitude recalculated from 7.3 to 7.6.
Date & time: Tue, 14 May 12:58:26 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.14°S / 152.54°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tavui (38 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.6*10^16 J (4402 GWh / 3.8*10^6 tons of TNT / 236.7 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.
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 14 May 2019
Tue, 14 May 12:58 UTCM 7.5 / 10 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
Tue, 14 May 12:58 UTCM 7.5 / 10 km45km NE of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
(40.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Gaulim-Rabaul / MMI VI (Strong shaking): We were sleeping in our dormitaries when it hit.. our bunk beds we're shaking and the lights went out.. water from tanks spewed out.. we experienced dizziness and we're unable to walk properly
Port Moresby / not felt
Sohun village 15 km from Namatanai (42.1 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(833.3 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: heard it on the radio
Port Vila / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt weak shaking with a few objects on the table and hanging frames seen to be moving weakly.
LIHIR / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kokopo / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): My dwelling is on 1 metre high posts. At 12.01pm the building I live in shook violently for several minutes. Glasses, food items etc all fell off shelves or smashed on the floor. Furniture moved across the wooden floors. Anything leaning against the wall crashed to the floor. Grabbed my computer monitor before it fell off my desk. Power went on and off from our supplier PNG Power. Quite strong after shocks for the next hour. Strongest I have ever experienced.
Lihir Island / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): The earthquake was quite shocking yesterday night. We thought something terrible will happened to us but thank God we were all save. We had black outs straight after the earthquake stops. Lihir Island
Majuro Marshall Island (Micronesia) / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt the earth was little bit moving at 2am Marshall Island time, thats 12 pm png time after chating with my brother at Lihir that he was waken up by a sudden earthquake
Buka Town Bougainville / MMI IV (Light shaking): Ground level house shook,all birds migrating .Duration 3minutes no after shock where I was.
Port Moresby / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt as though a truck was continuously driving by the area, producing weak vibrations. Went on for almost a minute.
(843 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Buka / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Leaving / MMI IV (Light shaking): House light shaking
Port Vila / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Kokopo / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): It lasted for several months. Everyone in our compound went ouside and stood outside fir a while.
Kavieng, Buluminski Highway / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Madang / not felt
Đà Nẵng, Vietnam / not felt
Vunamurmur village, Takalai. / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Was asleep when I felt the sudden movements. I have three children. Grabbed my little girl and took her outside, told her to stand outside while I went in to wake my two boys. We outside for sometime. There was still movements. Thought the house would fall on us. Shelf fall, power went off and we kept ourselves outside for two hours
Kenabot, Kokopo / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Kokopo / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt: From Russia, from Sankt Peterburg, Без тряски и какой либо вибрации, возможно и была? Возможно только приборы срегировали, Я находился дома, всё в проядке, спасибо всем, Я вкурсе, впечатляет, М.7.5(М.7.7) очень сильное землетрясение, берегите себя.))),!!!
Port Moresby / not felt
rabaul town / MMI VI (Strong shaking): total blackout, still continuos agfter shocks up till now as i am textng objects fallen from walls roof shaing all our children awoke very shaken up from it i wont be going back to sleep!
(4150.2 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt (via app)
Kokopo, Butuwin / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Rushed out of the house and stayed out in the clear for 2 hours.
RABAUL, ENBP (42.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): It was a shocking experience. It was 11:00 pm when the earthquake shook when everyone were asleep. I woke my children up and we rushed to the door. Stuff in the house dropped and broke. You cannot walk far as our eyes got desey. The earthquake came back every 5-10 minutes intervals. We are expecting Mt Tavurvur to erupt or tsunami.
Kokopo, ENB, PNG / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Violent shaking the house almost to fall. Kokopo, Kenabot.
Madang / not felt
Gelegele / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Violent shaking and uplift force towards the end. No structural damage to permanent house and have not felt one like this for a long time.Kokopo
Rabaul / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Was in the house with my family. My wife and two daughters. My daughters 4 and 2 years were fast asleep. My wife was playing game in her phone and I was watching movies. Suddenly the House was shaken and really frightening. I got hold of my big girl and my wife held another, we got out of the house cos we felt the house could be down in any moment.
(13923.3 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(51.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was walking under my house when the earthquake started. At first it was small but it turned quickly into a rather rough earthquake. I literally saw the posts of my house sway. I ran out from under the house ASAP cause it seemed pretty frightening. Dogs and people were awaken and shouting. Small tremors are coming and going at the moment. Report all the way from Rabaul town.
Sydney / not felt
Neumünster / not felt
NONGA HOSPITAL, ENBP / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The whole house shook and things on the shelf and fridge all fell to the floor.
Lihir island / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Started at 22.51 and second trembling 22.59 third at 23.03 all make the house move at Lihir island png
Kavieng, New Ireland (98.4 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): slow, swaying shake...like your on a boat . felt rather dizzy, realized it was an earthquake.
Kokopo / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
(118.5 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Lihir Island, New Ireland Province / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
St Mary's Hospital Vunapope (36.7 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking) (via app)
Kabakada Rabaul (44 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It felt very strong, shallow and moderately violent. (via app)
(3312.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): On fifth floor of old concrete Tower.. felt slight movement and heard creaking. (via app)
(Papua New Guinea) (855 km W from epicenter)(no details): I see a giant wave heading towards China its is big (via EMSC)
New Ireland Province (Papua New Guinea) (260 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 3 to 4 seconds and another after 20 seconds for 3 to 4 seconds (via EMSC)
Rabaul (Papua New Guinea) (48 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very strong. (via EMSC)
Kokopo (Papua New Guinea) (47 km SW from epicenter)(no details): He felt very strong, he scared me. (via EMSC)
Kokopo (Papua New Guinea) (47 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Strong shaking in Kokopo. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Tue, 14 May 13:38 UTCM 5.2 / 102 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]BMKG
Tue, 14 May 14:54 UTCM 4.2 / 249 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]BMKG
Tue, 14 May 20:09 UTCM 4.6 / 35.5 km - [info]60km NNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Thu, 16 May 2019
Thu, 16 May 10:17 UTCM 5.0 / 30 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]EMSC
Thu, 16 May 12:09 UTCM 4.9 / 46 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]BMKG
Fri, 17 May 2019
Fri, 17 May 22:37 UTCM 5.6 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]GFZ

 

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