Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 152 km southwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 05:00 (GMT) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.1 quake 137 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 25 August 2020 19:08 GMT, which had occurred 1 day 10 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Solomon Sea, 152 km southwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 05:00 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 73 km depth

27 Aug 05:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 82.0 to 73.0 km.
Date & time: 27 Aug 2020 05:00:23 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 73.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.58°S / 151.68°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bamus (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
152 km (95 mi) SSW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SSW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) SSE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
520 km (323 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
661 km (411 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) E of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Ailo Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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 5.073 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
M 5.050 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
M 5.087 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
M 5.093 km163 Km E of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.162 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 152 km southwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 05:00 (GMT)
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