Mag. 4.9 earthquake - New Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea), on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 at 18:05 (GMT)

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - New Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea), on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 at 18:05 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 68 km depth

16 Apr 18:17 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 12 minutes.
Apr 16 22:43: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 68.6 to 68.3 km.
Date & time: 16 Apr 2019 06:05:05 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 68.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.126°S / 148.983°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Langila (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
143 km (89 mi) WSW of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
229 km (143 mi) ENE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
284 km (177 mi) ENE of Wau (pop: 14,600)
285 km (177 mi) ENE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
305 km (190 mi) NNE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200)
368 km (229 mi) ESE of Madang (pop: 27,400)
413 km (257 mi) WSW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
728 km (452 mi) W of Arawa (pop: 40,300)
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 4.968 kmNew Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
M 4.957 km55km W of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.170 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
M 5.410 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG

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