Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 119 km northwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 7 Feb 2020 8:31 pm (GMT +0)
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Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 97 km depth
8 Feb 07:45 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 11 hours.
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 7 Feb 2020 8:31 pm (GMT +0)
Depth: 97.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.87°S / 146.33°E (Madang Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Long Island (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) NE of Kainantu (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 8,510) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SE of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) ENE of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) NW of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) NNW of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) NNW of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) E of Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) E of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) NW of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (256 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: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.5||97 km||Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)||BMKG|
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