Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 10.7 km north of Kandrian, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 22 Oct 6.23 am (GMT +10) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 10.7 km north of Kandrian, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 22 Oct 6.23 am (GMT +10)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 73 km depth

21 Oct 20:37 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 14 minutes.
21 Oct 21:11: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 80.4 to 74.7 km (from 50 to 46 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.8 km (4.2 mi) towards NNE.
21 Oct 23:11: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 74.7 to 73.4 km (from 46 to 46 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: 21 Oct 2020 08:23:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 22 Oct 6.23 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 73.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.111°S / 149.536°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Garbuna (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) N of Kandrian (pop: 1,010)
91 km (57 mi) SW of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
193 km (120 mi) ENE of Finschhafen (pop: 1,050)
289 km (179 mi) ENE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
328 km (204 mi) NNE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200)
342 km (213 mi) ENE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
360 km (224 mi) SW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
667 km (414 mi) W of Arawa (pop: 40,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 25.7°C (78 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NE
Primary data source: GeoAu
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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.073 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGeoAu
M 4.965 km16 Km N of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 4.980 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 4.81 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 10.7 km north of Kandrian, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 22 Oct 6.23 am (GMT +10)

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 10.7 km north of Kandrian, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 22 Oct 6.23 am (GMT +10)

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