Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 131 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on 8 Oct 8:31 pm (GMT +10) -

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 131 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on 8 Oct 8:31 pm (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 58 km depth

8 Oct 11:07 UTC: First to report: USGS after 35 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Oct 2020 10:31:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 8 Oct 8:31 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 58.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.4926°S / 151.9703°E (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ulawun (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) SSW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) S of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) SSE of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) WNW of Panguna (Bougainville) (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) W of Arawa (Bougainville) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
692 km (430 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 25.5°C (78 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from SW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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 4.958 km131 Km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 4.955 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 4.836 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 4.644 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 4.644 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG

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Mag. 4.9 earthquake - 131 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on 8 Oct 8:31 pm (GMT +10)
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