Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 131 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 13 May 2019 at 12:54 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 131 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 13 May 2019 at 12:54 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 102 km depth

13 May 13:05 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 11 minutes.
May 13 13:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 86.0 to 95.0 km.
May 13 13:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 95.0 to 93.0 km.
May 13 20:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 93.0 to 102.0 km.
Date & time: 13 May 2019 12:54:32 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 102.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.56°S / 150.74°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Buru (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
138 km (85 mi) ESE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010)
298 km (185 mi) SW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
306 km (190 mi) SSW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070)
370 km (230 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200)
414 km (257 mi) E of Lae (Canton Babahoyo) (pop: 76,300)
443 km (275 mi) S of Kavieng (pop: 14,500)
535 km (332 mi) W of Arawa (pop: 40,300)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.3102 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
M 5.335 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
M 5.254 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
M 5.310 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
M 5.310 km124km SE of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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498.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Felt that. I was like jelly. Wow woah. What that guy said
New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : FUCKIN CRAZY MAN IDK HOW I SURVIVED MAN.
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake 131 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 13 May 12:54 UTC

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