Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Western Province, 75 km west of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 25 February 2018 at 18:11 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.3 quake Western Province, 29 km southwest of Tari, Papua New Guinea, 25 February 2018 17:44 GMT, which had occurred 27 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Western Province, 75 km west of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 25 February 2018 at 18:11 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 25 Feb 2018 18:11:32 UTC
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.89°S / 142.26°E (Western Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Doma Peaks (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (46 mi) W of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) ENE of Kiunga (North Fly) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) W of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) SSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (215 mi) W of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) NNW of Daru (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) NNW of Daru (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) W of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
671 km (417 mi) NW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.710 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaGFZ

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Goroka / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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