Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Southern Highlands Province, 46 km south of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 at 14:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 6 Mar 2018 14:50:54 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.2869°S / 142.7788°E (Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bosavi (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (29 mi) SSW of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) W of Ialibu (Southern Highlands) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SW of Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) WSW 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!
314 km (195 mi) N of Daru (Western Province) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) SSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (220 mi) WSW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
598 km (372 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||10 km||- 97km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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