Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 28 km southeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 03:09 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 125 km depth
13 Aug 03:25 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 15 minutes.
Date & time: 13 Aug 2020 03:09:44 UTC -
Depth: 125.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.88°S / 147.18°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Koranga (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) SE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) ENE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NE of Wau (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) ESE of Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NNW of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SE of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) N of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (215 mi) ESE of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) WSW of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) ESE of Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.8||125 km||Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)||BMKG|
|M 4.6||94 km||Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)||EMSC|
|M 4.5||98 km||62 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
|M 4.6||96 km||Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)||GFZ|
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