Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 190 km east of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 13 April 2019 at 08:44 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.1 quake New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea), 12 April 14:51 UTC, which had occurred 18 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 190 km east of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 13 April 2019 at 08:44 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 55 km depth

13 Apr 08:57 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 13 minutes.
Apr 15 06:02: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 21.0 to 54.5 km.
Date & time: 13 Apr 2019 08:44:03 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 54.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.525°S / 148.692°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Langila (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (58 mi) E of Finschhafen (pop: 1,050)
101 km (63 mi) WSW of Kandrian (pop: 1,010)
190 km (118 mi) E of Lae (pop: 76,300)
193 km (120 mi) SW of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
236 km (147 mi) ENE of Wau (pop: 14,600)
239 km (148 mi) ENE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
254 km (158 mi) N of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200)
365 km (227 mi) NNE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700)
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.055 kmNew Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
M 5.239 km90km E of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.250 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC

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443.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Slight shaking and little vibrations felt for approx. 40 seconds
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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 190 km east of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 13 April 2019 at 08:44 (GMT)
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