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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 18 September 2020 at 20:59 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 18 September 2020 at 20:59 (GMT)
18 Sep 21:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 2020-09-18 08:59:48 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 125.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.5°S / 146.97°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Long Island (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) SE of Madang (pop: 27,400)
136 km (84 mi) N of Lae (pop: 76,300)
150 km (93 mi) NE of Kainantu (pop: 8,500)
152 km (95 mi) NW of Finschhafen (pop: 1,100)
187 km (116 mi) NE of Goroka (pop: 18,500)
193 km (120 mi) N of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 6 km/h (3 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-09-18 20:59:48 UTCM 5.1 / 125 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
2020-09-18 20:59:47 UTCM 5.2 / 126 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g., Papua New GuineaEMSC
2020-09-18 20:59:50 UTCM 5.0 / 128 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG
2020-09-18 20:59:46 UTCM 5.2 / 117.8 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGeoAu
2020-09-18 20:59:48 UTCM 5.2 / 133.9 km121 Km N of Lae, Papua New GuineaUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

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Port Moresby (454 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Ridge, Popondetta, NP / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was having tea on veranda whilst kids were watching TV. All felt the earthquake.

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 18 September 2020 at 20:59 (GMT)
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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 18 September 2020 at 20:59 (GMT)

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