Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 36 km east of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 23 September 2013 at 20:01 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 79 km depth
23 Sep 20:38 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 37 minutes.
Date & time: 23 Sep 2013 20:01:17 UTC
Depth: 79.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.66°S / 150.44°E (West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Buru (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) ESE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) SW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) S of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) ENE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (289 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
558 km (347 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||79 km||New Britain Region, P.N.G.||GFZ|
|M 4.9||79 km||4.9 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.||EMSC|
|M 4.7||96 km||New Britain Region, P.N.G.||BMKG|
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