Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southern Highlands Province, 24 km southwest of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 25 February 2018 at 20:17 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 25 Feb 2018 20:17:27 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.1°S / 142.84°E (Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Doma Peaks (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) W of Ialibu (Southern Highlands) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) W of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) E of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) W of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) SSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) N of Daru (Western Province) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (212 mi) WSW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
606 km (376 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 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||10 km||New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||GFZ|
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