Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southern Highlands Province, 17 km south of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 25 February 2018 at 18:47 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 25 Feb 2018 18:47:18 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.0589°S / 142.924°E (Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Doma Peaks (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) S of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (67 mi) SW of Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) W of Ialibu (Southern Highlands) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) W of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) W of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) SSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) WSW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (210 mi) N of Daru (Western Province) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
601 km (374 mi) NW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||35 km||- 72km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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