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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 184 Km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 20 September 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 184 Km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 20 September 2020
20 Sep 17:21 UTC: First to report: USGS after 27 minutes.
20 Sep 18:08: Epicenter location corrected by 1.2 km (0.8 mi) towards E.
24 Sep 20:00: Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards N.
Date & time: Sunday, 20 September 2020 16:55 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.6024°S / 153.841°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Balbi (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
159 km (99 mi) SW of Buka (pop: 0)
195 km (121 mi) SW of Arawa (pop: 40,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 4 km/h (2 kts) from SE
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 20 Sep 16:55 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km184 Km W of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
Sun, 20 Sep 16:55 UTCM 5.0 / 10 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g., Papua New GuineaEMSC
Sun, 20 Sep 16:55 UTCM 4.8 / 10 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
Sun, 20 Sep 16:55 UTCM 5.0 / 42 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 184 Km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 20 September 2020
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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 184 Km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 20 September 2020

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