Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 239 km east of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on 30 Oct 8:02 am (GMT +10) -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 239 km east of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on 30 Oct 8:02 am (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 38 km depth

29 Oct 22:21 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Update Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 22:24
Light magnitude 4.7 quake hits 57 km southwest of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea in the morning
4.7 quake 57 Km SW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea, 29 Oct 2020 22:02 UTC
4.7 quake 57 Km SW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea, 29 Oct 2020 22:02 UTC
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported only 21 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 38 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Friday 30 October 2020 at 8.02 am local time. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Kandrian (pop. 1000) at a distance of 57 km with weak shaking.
This story will be updated soon by VolcanoDiscovery. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 10:02:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 30 Oct 8:02 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 38.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.5265°S / 149.1405°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Langila (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
155 km (96 mi) SW of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
238 km (148 mi) E of Lae (pop: 76,300)
268 km (167 mi) NNE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200)
282 km (176 mi) ENE of Wau (pop: 14,600)
286 km (178 mi) ENE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
304 km (189 mi) NNE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200)
398 km (248 mi) ESE of Madang (pop: 27,400)
711 km (442 mi) W of Arawa (pop: 40,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 28.1°C (83 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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 4.738 km- 57 km SW of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 4.738 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 5.010 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 4.738 km57 Km SW of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 4.738 km57 Km SW of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS

User reports for this quake

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