Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 45 km north of Latangai Island, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 18 August 2018 at 00:47 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 61 km depth
18 Aug 01:13 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 26 minutes.
Date & time: 18 Aug 2018 00:47:24 UTC
Depth: 61.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.88°S / 152.84°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tanga (60 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) NE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ENE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) ESE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) NE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
884 km (550 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) ESE of New Ireland Island (pop: 194,100) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) NE of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||61 km||NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.||EMSC|
|M 4.9||65 km||- 55km SE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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