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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Thursday, 13 August 2020

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Thursday, 13 August 2020
13 Aug 03:25 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 15 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 13 August 2020 03:09 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 125.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.88°S / 147.18°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Koranga (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) SE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
70 km (43 mi) NE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
72 km (45 mi) NE of Wau (pop: 14,600)
159 km (99 mi) SE of Kainantu (pop: 8,500)
196 km (122 mi) NE of Kerema (pop: 5,600)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 13 Aug 03:09 UTCM 4.8 / 125 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
Thu, 13 Aug 03:09 UTCM 4.6 / 94 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
Thu, 13 Aug 03:09 UTCM 4.5 / 97.6 km62 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Thu, 13 Aug 03:09 UTCM 4.6 / 96 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GFZ

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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Thursday, 13 August 2020

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