Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 91 km northwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 7 February 2020 at 17:48 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 91 km northwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 7 February 2020 at 17:48 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 101 km depth

7 Feb 18:05 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 16 minutes.
Feb 8 07:50: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 110.0 to 101.0 km.
Date & time: 7 Feb 2020 17:48:44 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 101.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.21°S / 146.34°E (Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Long Island (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) E of Kainantu (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 8,510) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NW of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) E of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) NNW of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SSE of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NNW of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) E of Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) E of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) NW of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (233 mi) NNW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.6101 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
4.7110 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC

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