Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southern Highlands Province, 59 km southwest of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 7 April 2018 at 02:56 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.3 quake Western Province, 29 km southwest of Tari, Papua New Guinea, 25 February 2018 17:44 GMT, which had occurred 6 weeks earlier.
Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southern Highlands Province, 59 km southwest of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 7 April 2018 at 02:56 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 7 Apr 2018 02:56:52 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.32°S / 142.6°E (Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bosavi (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) SW of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (74 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (74 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) E of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) W of Ialibu (Southern Highlands) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) WSW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) W of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) SSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 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: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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5.010 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaGFZ

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