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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Thursday, 10 September 2020

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Thursday, 10 September 2020
10 Sep 20:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 10 September 2020 20:31 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 77.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.33°S / 147.73°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Koranga (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) SE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
112 km (69 mi) E of Wau (pop: 14,600)
121 km (75 mi) E of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
169 km (105 mi) NW of Popondetta (pop: 28,200)
172 km (107 mi) N of Kokoda (pop: 6,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 10 Sep 20:31 UTCM 5.2 / 77 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
Thu, 10 Sep 20:31 UTCM 5.0 / 90.9 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
Thu, 10 Sep 20:31 UTCM 4.9 / 75 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
Thu, 10 Sep 20:31 UTCM 4.9 / 72.6 km80 Km S of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Thu, 10 Sep 20:31 UTCM 4.8 / 92 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
Thu, 10 Sep 20:31 UTCM 4.8 / 92 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.
United States 40218 / not felt

Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea), 10 Sep 2020 20h31

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Thursday, 10 September 2020

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