Mag. 4.9 earthquake - New Ireland, 76 km southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 04:59 (GMT)

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - New Ireland, 76 km southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 04:59 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 66 km depth

12 Dec 05:17 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Dec 2018 04:59:53 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 66.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.63°S / 152.89°E (New Ireland, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Rabaul (Tavurvur) (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) ESE of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ESE of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) WNW of Arawa (Bougainville) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) NW of Buin (Bougainville) (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (254 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
832 km (517 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.966 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
M 4.966 km- 24km SW of Taron, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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Mag. 4.9 earthquake - New Ireland, 76 km southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 04:59 (GMT)
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