Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - East New Britain Province, 70 km southeast of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:39:32

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - East New Britain Province, 70 km southeast of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:39:32

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 97 km depth

27 Nov 02:59 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 27 Nov 2013 02:39:32 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:39:32
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 96.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.9367°S / 150.6321°E (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Buru (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) SE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) SW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) S of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) NE of Kokoda (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
550 km (342 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) 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 5.062 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 4.897 km69km SE of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.175 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

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