Mag. 4.9 earthquake - New Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea), on Thursday, 2 May 2019 at 02:29 (GMT)

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - New Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea), on Thursday, 2 May 2019 at 02:29 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 85 km depth

2 May 02:40 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 11 minutes.
May 2 05:37: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.8 to 84.7 km.
Date & time: 2 May 2019 02:29:32 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 84.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.664°S / 148.608°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Langila (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
178 km (111 mi) E of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300)
210 km (130 mi) SW of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain Province) (pop: 18,800)
222 km (138 mi) ENE of Wau (Morobe Province) (pop: 14,600)
225 km (140 mi) ENE of Bulolo (Morobe Province) (pop: 16,000)
237 km (147 mi) N of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200)
264 km (164 mi) NNE of Kokoda (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 6,200)
351 km (218 mi) ESE of Madang (pop: 27,400)
771 km (479 mi) W of Arawa (Bougainville) (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 4.985 kmNew Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
M 4.894 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
M 4.930 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
M 5.210 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
M 4.935 km95km E of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.210 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GFZ

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