Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 122 km northwest of Madang, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 2:42 pm (GMT +10) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.4 quake Iangare, 122 km northwest of Madang, Papua New Guinea, 26 Nov 2020 1:47 pm (GMT +10), which had occurred 55 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 122 km northwest of Madang, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 2:42 pm (GMT +10)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 55 km depth

26 Nov 04:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
26 Nov 08:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 55.0 km (from 6.2 to 34 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.3 mi) towards SW.
Update Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 04:54
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes near Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
5.1 quake 26 Nov 2:42 pm (GMT +10)
5.1 quake 26 Nov 2:42 pm (GMT +10)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred only 12 minutes ago 162 km northeast of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Angoram early afternoon on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 2.42 pm local time. 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.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1 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. Weak shaking might have been felt in Angoram (pop. 1,600) located 110 km from the epicenter, Madang (pop. 27,400) 120 km away, Laiagam (pop. 900) 151 km away, Kundiawa (pop. 9,400) 161 km away, Mount Hagen (pop. 33,600) 162 km away, Wabag (pop. 4,000) 168 km away, Goroka (pop. 18,500) 176 km away, and Wewak (pop. 18,200) 182 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Nov 2020 04:42:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 2:42 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 55.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.65°S / 144.85°E (South Pacific Ocean, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Manam (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) WNW of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) NNE of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) N of Kundiawa (Chimbu) (pop: 9,380) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NE of Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 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!
205 km (127 mi) NNE of Ialibu (Southern Highlands) (pop: 6,920) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 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!
594 km (369 mi) NNW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 32.5°C (90 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from NW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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 5.055 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 5.330 kmNEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 5.142 km101 Km SE of Angoram, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.697 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 5.159 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
181 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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