Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Northern Province, 118 km east of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 20 June 2003 at 11:45 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 57 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 56.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.402°S / 148.221°E (Northern Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Musa River (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) S of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) E of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) WNW of Alotau (Milne Bay) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) SE of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) SE of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) SSE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) SSW of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) SE of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
591 km (367 mi) SE of Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||57 km||eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 20 Jun 2003 12:00 UTC| M 4.7 |44.1 km (27.4 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details