Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Iangare, 122 km northwest of Madang, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 1:47 pm (GMT +10) -

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Iangare, 122 km northwest of Madang, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 1:47 pm (GMT +10)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 50 km depth

26 Nov 03:56 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
26 Nov 03:57: Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards ESE.
26 Nov 08:27: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 50.0 km (from 6.2 to 31 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.3 km (3.9 mi) towards SW.
Update Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 03:57
Significant 5.3 quake hits near Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
5.3 quake 26 Nov 1:47 pm (GMT +10)
5.3 quake 26 Nov 1:47 pm (GMT +10)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred around noon on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 1.47 pm local time near Angoram, Papua New Guinea, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.7 earthquake.
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. Weak shaking might have been felt in Angoram (pop. 1,600) located 106 km from the epicenter, Madang (pop. 27,400) 125 km away, Laiagam (pop. 900) 143 km away, Mount Hagen (pop. 33,600) 156 km away, Kundiawa (pop. 9,400) 158 km away, Wabag (pop. 4,000) 160 km away, Goroka (pop. 18,500) 175 km away, and Wewak (pop. 18,200) 179 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Nov 2020 03:47:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 1:47 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.66°S / 144.84°E (Iangare, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Manam (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) WNW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) NNE of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) N of Kundiawa (Chimbu) (pop: 9,380) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NE of Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) NNW of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SE of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) NNE of Ialibu (Southern Highlands) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) NE of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) NW of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
593 km (369 mi) NNW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 33.3°C (92 F), humidity: 54%, wind: 0 m/s (0 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) 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.
M 5.450 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 5.340 kmNEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 5.560 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 5.433 km111 Km SE of Angoram, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.353 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

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Ulingan village (66.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking. | One user found this interesting.
179.8 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s
port morseby / not felt
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Iangare, 122 km northwest of Madang, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, 26 Nov 2020 1:47 pm (GMT +10)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 03 Dec 2020 02:23 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    62.9 km (39.1 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 2020 12:50 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    51.8 km (32.2 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 2020 04:42 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Iangare, 122 km northwest of Madang, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 1:47 pm (GMT +10)
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