Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 17 km south of Ipoteto Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 23 February 2019 at 17:40 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
23 Feb 17:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.78°S / 150.03°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Goodenough (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) NW of Alotau (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) NW of Samarai (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) ESE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) ESE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (197 mi) E of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) S of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (282 mi) SE of Wau (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) SE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (296 mi) SE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|5.0||10 km||Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)||GFZ|
|5.0||40 km||EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)||EMSC|
|5.1||32 km||Eastern New Guinea Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea)||GeoAu|
|5.2||5.1 km||83km NW of Alotau, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 02 Mar 2019 12:27 UTC| M 4.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| EMSC | Details