Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 39 km east of Latangai Island, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 9 March 2018 at 11:06 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake South Pacific Ocean, 34 km southeast of Latangai Island, Papua New Guinea, 8 March 2018 17:39 GMT, which had occurred 17 hours earlier.
Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 39 km east of Latangai Island, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 9 March 2018 at 11:06 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 40 km depth

Date & time: 9 Mar 2018 11:06:09 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.34°S / 153.26°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (68 mi) E of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) E of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 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 (209 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (286 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
576 km (358 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
884 km (549 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SE of New Ireland Island (pop: 194,100) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) ENE of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.840 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G.GFZ

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Kokopo (109.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
112.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 4 pulse (reported through our app)
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