Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 39 km southwest of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 31 May 2018 at 11:24 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 39 km southwest of Lambom Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 31 May 2018 at 11:24 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 52 km depth

31 May 11:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 21 minutes.
Date & time: 31 May 2018 11:24:55 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 52.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.09°S / 152.65°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SSE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) WNW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (215 mi) WNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (238 mi) WNW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
778 km (484 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) ENE of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) SSE of New Ireland Island (pop: 194,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.752 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
M 4.752 km- 80km SSW of Taron, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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