Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 13:01 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 13:01 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Dec 13:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Dec 16 13:16: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Date & time: 16 Dec 2018 01:01:13 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.07°S / 147.8°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Umboi (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) N of Finschhafen (pop: 1,050)
116 km (72 mi) NE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
180 km (112 mi) NE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
185 km (115 mi) NE of Wau (pop: 14,600)
215 km (134 mi) E of Kainantu (pop: 8,510)
242 km (150 mi) SE of Madang (pop: 27,400)
265 km (165 mi) SW of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
381 km (237 mi) N of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.310 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G.GFZ
M 5.180 km EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.EMSC
M 5.467 kmEastern New Guinea Region, PNGGeoAu
M 5.066 km- 37km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., 16 December 13:01 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 13:01 (GMT)
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