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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Oct 10 20:55: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Date & time: Wed, 10 Oct 20:45:22 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.76°S / 151.29°E
Nearest volcano: Karai (Sulu Range) (48 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 10 Oct
Wed, 10 Oct 20:45 UTCM 5.9 / 54 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Wed, 10 Oct 20:45 UTCM 5.4 / 47 kmNew Britain Region, PNG[Map]GeoAu
Wed, 10 Oct 20:45 UTCM 6.1 / 51.7 km- 132km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS

"I felt it" reports:
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 10 Oct 20:48 UTCM 6.8 / 10 km - [info] (32 km)New Britain Region, P.N.G.
[Map]
GFZ
Smithfield (3141.9 km S from epicenter) / not felt: Slept through (via app)
6.8??? I thought it was 7.3 laugh out loud hahah / MMI IX (Violent shaking): 6.8 ????? I thought it was 7.3 hahhaha
Gianyar, Bali / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Few people woke up and run out of the building. Shaking lasted for quite a while (6 seconds). Glass shake was vey loud
Read all reports
Wed, 10 Oct 20:59 UTCM 5.2 / 52.8 km - [info]New Britain Region, PNG[Map]GeoAu
Wed, 10 Oct 21:13 UTCM 6.0 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Wed, 10 Oct 22:00 UTCM 6.5 / 10 km - [info]Rabaul (Tavurvur) (16 km) - New Britain, Papua New GuineaNew Britain Region, P.N.G.
[Map]
GFZ
Biłgoraj / not felt
Thu, 11 Oct
Thu, 11 Oct 03:15 UTCM 4.7 / 64.2 km - [info] (66 km)- 150km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 11 Oct 11:10 UTCM 4.8 / 44 km - [info] (77 km) NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
[Map]
EMSC
Fri, 12 Oct
Fri, 12 Oct 02:52 UTCM 5.4 / 10 km - [info] (82 km)New Britain Region, P.N.G.
[Map]
GFZ
Fri, 12 Oct 12:06 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (48 km)- 115km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
[Map]
USGS
Mon, 15 Oct
Mon, 15 Oct 19:36 UTCM 5.2 / 73 km - [info] (81 km)New Britain Region, P.N.G.
I FELT IT
[Map]
GFZ
Mon, 15 Oct 19:40 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (79 km)- 139km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
I FELT IT
[Map]
USGS
lala land (11.5 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Fri, 19 Oct
Fri, 19 Oct 18:52 UTCM 4.5 / 58.4 km - [info]- 194km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
I FELT IT
[Map]USGS

 

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