Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 141 km south of Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 25 August 2020 at 20:21 (GMT) -
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 68 km depth
25 Aug 20:40 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 18 minutes.
Depth: 67.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.564°S / 151.916°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bamus (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (88 mi) SSW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) S of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) SSE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
682 km (424 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) E of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SSE of Ailo Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.0||68 km||New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)||GeoAu|
|M 4.6||67 km||New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)||BMKG|
|M 4.8||35 km||146 Km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
User reports for this quake (1)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Bialla / Light shaking (MMI IV)