Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Southern Highlands Province, 37 km south of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 8 March 2018 at 03:33 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 8 Mar 2018 03:33:24 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.2327°S / 142.9037°E (Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bosavi (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) S of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) W of Ialibu (Southern Highlands) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SW of Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) WSW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) W of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) SSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) N of Daru (Western Province) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) WSW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
591 km (367 mi) NW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.3||10 km||- New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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