Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southern Highlands Province, 36 km southeast of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 4 March 2018 at 11:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 4 Mar 2018 11:44:24 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.17°S / 143.12°E (Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Doma Peaks (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) SE of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) W of Ialibu (Southern Highlands) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SW of Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) WSW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) W of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) S of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) WSW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) N of Daru (Western Province) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
577 km (358 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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