Mag. 4.4 earthquake - 115 km northeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on 28 Oct 10:54 pm (GMT +10) -

Mag. 4.4 earthquake  - 115 km northeast of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on 28 Oct 10:54 pm (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 59 km depth

28 Oct 13:12 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Date & time: 28 Oct 2020 12:54:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 28 Oct 10:54 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 58.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.0287°S / 147.7609°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Umboi (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) N of Finschhafen (pop: 1,050)
115 km (71 mi) NE of Lae (pop: 76,300)
180 km (112 mi) NE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
186 km (115 mi) NE of Wau (pop: 14,600)
212 km (131 mi) E of Kainantu (pop: 8,510)
236 km (147 mi) ESE of Madang (pop: 27,400)
263 km (163 mi) E of Goroka (pop: 18,500)
391 km (243 mi) E of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.459 km59 Km N of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 4.459 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 4.668 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 4.5121 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 4.5121 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG

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