Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southern Highlands Province, 45 km west of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 21 June 2018 at 13:06 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southern Highlands Province, 45 km west of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 21 June 2018 at 13:06 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 17 km depth

21 Jun 13:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jun 21 13:25: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 17.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Jun 2018 13:06:40 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.91°S / 142.53°E (Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Doma Peaks (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) W of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) W of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) E of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) WNW of Ialibu (Southern Highlands) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) W of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) SSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) W of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) WSW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
646 km (401 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.017 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaGFZ
4.958 km- 104km SW of Porgera, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 29 Jun 2018 01:55 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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