Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 76 km southeast of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on 2018-05-29 12:40:16 +10:00

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 76 km southeast of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on 2018-05-29 12:40:16 +10:00

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 22 km depth

29 May 03:16 UTC: First to report: USGS after 36 minutes.
Date & time: 29 May 2018 02:40:16 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2018-05-29 12:40:16 +10:00
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 21.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.3203°S / 153.2813°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (144 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) WNW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) WNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) WNW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
500 km (311 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
819 km (509 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) SE of New Ireland Island (pop: 194,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.622 km- 98km SSE of Taron, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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