Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 161 km southwest of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 31 August 2020 at 03:03 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
31 Aug 03:22 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.5782°S / 151.4959°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bamus (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
150 km (93 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) SSW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) SSW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) SSE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
505 km (314 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
646 km (402 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSE of Lolobau Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||10 km||150 Km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
|M 4.6||10 km||New Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)||EMSC|
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