Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 71 km south of New Ireland Island, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 25 July 2016 at 19:50 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Bismarck Sea, 71 km south of New Ireland Island, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 25 July 2016 at 19:50 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 17 km depth

25 Jul 20:04 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
Jul 25 20:05: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Date & time: 25 Jul 2016 19:50:01 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.76°S / 151.45°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tavui (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) NW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SSE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) NE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) NE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
794 km (493 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSW of New Ireland Island (pop: 194,100) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) NNE of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NNW of Tongalama Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.117 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 5.26.1 km- 90km WNW of Rabaul, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.221 kmNew Ireland Region, PNGGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Bismarck Sea, 71 km south of New Ireland Island, Papua New Guinea, 25 July 2016 19:50 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 26 Jul 2016 07:15 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Jul 2016 06:31 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 71 km south of New Ireland Island, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 25 July 2016 at 19:50 (GMT)
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