Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 39 km southwest of Saint John\'s Island, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 8 March 2018 at 21:56 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 48 km depth
Date & time: 8 Mar 2018 21:56:15 UTC
Depth: 48.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.2657°S / 153.3178°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
117 km (73 mi) E of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) E of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) NW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) NW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (210 mi) ESE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
894 km (556 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SE of New Ireland Island (pop: 194,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||48 km||- 38km NE of Taron, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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