Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - West New Britain Province, 439 km northeast of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, November 03, 2013 12:42:54

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - West New Britain Province, 439 km northeast of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, November 03, 2013 12:42:54

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 89 km depth

3 Nov 03:02 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 3 Nov 2013 02:42:54 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, November 03, 2013 12:42:54
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 88.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.885°S / 148.7996°E (West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Langila (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) WNW of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) WSW of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) ENE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) ENE of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) NE of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) N of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) ESE of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) E of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (261 mi) WSW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) NNE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
M 5.862 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 5.689 km90km WNW of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.81 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

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