Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Southern Highlands Province, 26 km south of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 26 February 2018 at 03:12 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.1221°S / 143.0201°E (Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Doma Peaks (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) SSE of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SW of Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) W of Ialibu (Southern Highlands) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) WSW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) W of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) SSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) WSW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (276 mi) W of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
589 km (366 mi) NW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.2||35 km||- 70km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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