Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 68 km south of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on 2018-05-27 13:50:51 +10:00
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 35 km depth
27 May 05:08 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 17 minutes.
Date & time: 27 May 2018 03:50:51 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2018-05-27 13:50:51 +10:00
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.3789°S / 152.6719°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) SSE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SSE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) WNW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) WNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) WNW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
761 km (473 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) E of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) SSE of New Ireland Island (pop: 194,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||35 km||- 108km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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