Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 154 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 18 August 2018 at 21:52 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 154 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 18 August 2018 at 21:52 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Aug 22:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Aug 18 22:05: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Date & time: 18 Aug 2018 21:52:37 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.76°S / 153.59°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
154 km (95 mi) ESE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) ESE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) NW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
476 km (296 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
517 km (321 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
883 km (549 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) SE of New Ireland Island (pop: 194,100) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) ENE of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 5.110 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 5.387 kmNew Ireland Region, P.N.G.GeoAu
M 5.164 km- 70km SE of Taron, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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