Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
15-17 Jun 2019: Treasures of the Saronic Gulf - Saronic Gulf (Greece)
15-30 Jun 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
8-23 Jul 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
12-30 Aug 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
13-29 Aug 2019: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
14-17 Aug 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
1-19 Sep 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
3-18 Sep 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation. Thank you!
Random pictures

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Thursday, 16 May 2019

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Thursday, 16 May 2019
May 16 01:34: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 90.0 to 96.0 km.
May 16 01:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 96.0 to 85.0 km.
Date & time: Thu, 16 May 01:24:06 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 85.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.26°S / 152.46°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ulawun (123 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1*10^13 J (3.12 GWh / 2682 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 16 May 2019
Thu, 16 May 01:24 UTCM 5.7 / 60 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
Thu, 16 May 01:24 UTCM 5.7 / 55 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
Thu, 16 May 01:24 UTCM 5.4 / 61.2 kmNew Britain Region, PNG (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
Thu, 16 May 01:23 UTCM 5.7 / 25.3 km95km SSW of Taron, Papua New GuineaUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
(8930.7 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Thu, 16 May 12:09 UTCM 4.9 / 46 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]BMKG
Thu, 16 May 12:10 UTCM 4.9 / 146 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]BMKG
Fri, 17 May 2019
Fri, 17 May 22:37 UTCM 5.6 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]GFZ
Sat, 18 May 2019
Sat, 18 May 14:58 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)[Map]GFZ

 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: