Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Southern Highlands Province, 29 km southwest of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 4 March 2018 at 14:33 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 4 Mar 2018 14:33:22 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.1°S / 142.77°E (Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Doma Peaks (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SW of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) WSW of Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) W of Ialibu (Southern Highlands) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) W of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) W of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) SSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) N of Daru (Western Province) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) WSW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
612 km (380 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: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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