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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

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 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.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 25, 2020 19:08:55 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.1
Depth34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.49°S / 151.81°E (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode5.49°N / 28.19°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoBamus (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities137 km (85 mi) SSW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (92 mi) SSW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
263 km (163 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
343 km (213 mi) SSE of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
537 km (334 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
679 km (422 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
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

Seismograms

Seismic station: Port Moresby, New Guinea (PMG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 673 km / 418 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Port Moresby, New Guinea: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

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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)

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 9, 2021 02:55
1 year 42 weeks ago
5.6

57 km
108 km SW of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Jan 25, 2021 21:26
1 year 44 weeks ago
4.9

69 km
150 km S of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Jan 11, 2021 12:40
1 year 46 weeks ago
4.5

73 km
East New Britain Province, 47 km SE of Lolobau Island, Papua New GuineaMore
Nov 28, 2020 10:05
2 years ago
4.6

10 km
Solomon Sea, 162 km E of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaMore
Nov 18, 2020 17:32
2 years ago
4.3

90 km
Solomon Sea, 148 km E of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaMore
Nov 11, 2020 16:41
2 years ago
4.5

51 km
111 km S of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Oct 8, 2020 10:31
2 years ago
4.9

58 km
132 km S of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Sep 21, 2020 01:39
2 years ago
4.5

10 km
Solomon Sea, 146 km S of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Sep 18, 2020 03:50
2 years ago
4.7

52 km
Solomon Sea, 137 km E of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaMore
Aug 31, 2020 03:03
2 years ago
4.6

10 km
Solomon Sea, 150 km E of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaMore
Aug 27, 2020 05:00
2 years ago
5.0

73 km
Solomon Sea, 152 km SW of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Aug 25, 2020 20:21
2 years ago
5.0

68 km
Solomon Sea, 141 km S of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New GuineaMore
Aug 25, 2020 20:03
2 years ago
4.8

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

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