Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 52 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 26 August 2018 at 05:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 52 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 26 August 2018 at 05:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Aug 05:52 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Aug 26 05:57: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Date & time: 26 Aug 2018 05:43:17 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.81°S / 152.27°E (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) S of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) SE of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) WNW of Panguna (Bougainville) (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) WNW of Arawa (Bougainville) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) WNW of Buin (Bougainville) (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
626 km (389 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
767 km (477 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> 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 Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 5.070 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu
M 5.156 km- 75km S of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Walindi Plantation (251.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 21 Oct 2018 12:29 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    95.9 km (59.6 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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