Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 175 km north of Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 11 July 2019 at 17:08 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 175 km north of Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 11 July 2019 at 17:08 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 515 km depth

11 Jul 17:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 486.0 to 504.0 km.
Jul 12 08:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 504.0 to 515.0 km.
Date & time: 11 Jul 2019 05:08:39 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 515.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.71°S / 155.17°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tore (138 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) NE of Buka
175 km (109 mi) NNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300)
234 km (145 mi) NNW of Buin (South Bougainville) (pop: 750)
325 km (202 mi) E of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
338 km (210 mi) E of Rabaul (pop: 8,070)
539 km (335 mi) ESE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500)
565 km (351 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
744 km (463 mi) NW of Honiara (Solomon Islands) (pop: 56,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.0515 kmSolomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
M 6.0505 kmBougainville Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
M 5.4504 kmSolomon Islands (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
M 6.0496 kmBougainville Island Region (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
M 6.0496 km174km N of Arawa, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Без тряски и какой либо вибрации, не почувствовал, не ощущал, так как находился на улице, ходил в магазин и аптеку. Вам большое спасибо, оставайтесь в безопастности, берегите себя, своих родных и близких.))),!!!
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake 175 km north of Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, 11 July 17:08 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 22 Sep 2019 08:58 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    498 km (309.4 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 175 km north of Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 11 July 2019 at 17:08 (GMT)
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