Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Western Province, 82 km west of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on 2019-01-20 04:37:10 +10:00

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Western Province, 82 km west of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on 2019-01-20 04:37:10 +10:00

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 45 km depth

19 Jan 19:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 23 minutes.
Date & time: 19 Jan 2019 18:37:10 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-01-20 04:37:10 +10:00
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 44.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.7043°S / 142.2234°E (Western Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Doma Peaks (105 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) WNW of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) ENE of Kiunga (North Fly) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) WNW of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) W of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) SSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) W of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) NNW of Daru (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) NNW of Daru (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) W of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
686 km (427 mi) NW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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5.045 km- 111km WSW of Porgera, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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