Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 205 km east of Wewak, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea, on 2 Oct 8:04 am (GMT +10) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 205 km east of Wewak, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea, on 2 Oct 8:04 am (GMT +10)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Oct 22:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Date & time: 1 Oct 2020 10:04:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2 Oct 8:04 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.86°S / 145.34°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bam (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
205 km (127 mi) ENE of Wewak (pop: 18,200)
233 km (145 mi) WSW of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810)
267 km (166 mi) N of Madang (pop: 27,400)
354 km (220 mi) N of Kundiawa (pop: 9,380)
355 km (221 mi) NNE of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600)
359 km (223 mi) N of Goroka (pop: 18,500)
411 km (255 mi) NNE of Mendi (pop: 26,300)
467 km (290 mi) NNW of Lae (pop: 76,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Heavy Intensity Rain 25.4°C (78 F), humidity: 92%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from NE
Primary data source: GFZ
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmAdmiralty Islands Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 4.82 kmAdmiralty Islands Region, P.n.g., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 4.910 kmAdmiralty Islands Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 4.810 km202 Km NE of Angoram, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 4.910 kmAdmiralty Islands Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
770.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
edai town / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 205 km east of Wewak, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea, 2 Oct 8:04 am (GMT +10)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 205 km east of Wewak, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea, on 2 Oct 8:04 am (GMT +10)

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