Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, 144 km southeast of Jayapura, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 18:47 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, 144 km southeast of Jayapura, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 18:47 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Mar 18:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 6 Mar 2019 18:47:45 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.61°S / 141.44°E (West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Kairinu (217 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (65 mi) S of Vanimo (Sandaun) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WSW of Aitape (Sandaun) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) SE of Abepura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) SE of Jayapura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) W of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) N of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) NW of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) NW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
517 km (321 mi) WNW of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
908 km (564 mi) NW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.410 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaBMKG

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441.1 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up, windows were rattling but no damage to house.  
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