Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 85 km southwest of Torokina Islet Island, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 20 May 2019 at 01:15 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 85 km southwest of Torokina Islet Island, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 20 May 2019 at 01:15 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 54 km depth

20 May 01:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
May 20 11:22: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 148.0 to 54.0 km.
Date & time: 20 May 2019 01:15:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 54.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.82°S / 154.53°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bagana (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
119 km (74 mi) WSW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) W of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) WSW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) WNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) SE of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) SE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
864 km (537 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.054 kmSolomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
4.8136 kmSolomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
5.010 kmBougainville Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
5.010 km96km WSW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 20 May 2019 06:02 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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