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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Thursday, 18 April 2019
Depth: 97.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.68°S / 152.75°E
(Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tanga
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 4*10^12 J (1.11 GWh / 951 tons of TNT) [learn more
Date & time: Thu, 18 Apr 18:54:45 UTC
Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
"I felt it" reports:
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Map||Source|
|Sun, 21 Apr 2019|
|Sun, 21 Apr 21:09 UTC||M 4.8 / 56.2 km - [info]||16km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea||[Map]||USGS|
|Wed, 1 May 2019|
|Wed, 1 May 23:33 UTC||M 4.9 / 71 km - [info]||New Ireland Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)||[Map]||EMSC|
|Tue, 14 May 2019|
|Tue, 14 May 12:58 UTC||M 7.6 / 10 km - [info]||New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)||[Map]||GFZ|
|Tue, 14 May 13:38 UTC||M 5.2 / 102 km - [info]||New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)||[Map]||BMKG|
|Tue, 14 May 14:54 UTC||M 4.2 / 249 km - [info]||New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)||[Map]||BMKG|
|Tue, 14 May 20:09 UTC||M 4.6 / 35.5 km - [info]||60km NNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea||[Map]||USGS|
|Thu, 16 May 2019|
|Thu, 16 May 10:17 UTC||M 5.0 / 30 km - [info]||New Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)||[Map]||EMSC|
|Fri, 17 May 2019|
|Fri, 17 May 22:37 UTC||M 5.6 / 10 km - [info]||New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)|
I FELT IT
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