Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Tuesday, 25 August 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 137 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 19:08 (GMT)

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 137 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 19:08 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 34 km depth

25 Aug 19:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Aug 25 19:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Aug 25 20:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 34.0 km.
Date & time: Aug 25, 2020 19:08:55 UTC -
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.49°S / 151.81°E (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode: 5.49°N / 28.19°W
Nearest volcano: Bamus (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) SSW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SSW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) SSE of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
537 km (334 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
679 km (422 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.134 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
6.060 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
6.167 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
6.154 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
6.222 km141 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
6.025 kmPapua New Guinea [Land]INGV

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Bialla, West New Britain Province (89.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : around 5am Wednesday morning 4 or 5 times (reported through our app)  
Bialla / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 9, 2021 02:55
43 weeks ago
5.6

57 km
108 km SW of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Jan 25, 2021 21:26
45 weeks ago
4.9

69 km
Solomon Sea, 150 km S of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Jan 11, 2021 12:40
47 weeks ago
4.5

73 km
133 km SW of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Nov 28, 2020 10:05
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
Solomon Sea, 162 km E of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaMore
Nov 18, 2020 17:32
1 year 3 weeks ago
4.3

90 km
Solomon Sea, 148 km E of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaMore
Nov 11, 2020 16:41
1 year 4 weeks ago
4.5

51 km
111 km S of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Oct 8, 2020 10:31
1 year 9 weeks ago
4.9

58 km
132 km S of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Sep 21, 2020 01:39
1 year 11 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
Solomon Sea, 146 km S of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Sep 18, 2020 03:50
1 year 12 weeks ago
4.7

52 km
Solomon Sea, 137 km E of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaMore
Aug 31, 2020 03:03
1 year 14 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
Solomon Sea, 150 km E of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaMore
Aug 27, 2020 05:00
1 year 15 weeks ago
5.0

73 km
Solomon Sea, 152 km SW of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Aug 25, 2020 20:21
1 year 15 weeks ago
5.0

68 km
Solomon Sea, 141 km S of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Aug 25, 2020 20:03
1 year 15 weeks ago
4.8

100 km
Solomon Sea, 150 km S of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore

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