Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 110 km southeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 5:14 am (GMT +10) -

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 110 km southeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 5:14 am (GMT +10)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Nov 19:48 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 34 minutes.
30 Nov 20:07: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5. Epicenter location corrected by 2.9 km (1.8 mi) towards SSW.
1 Dec 09:41: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4. Epicenter location corrected by 6.3 km (3.9 mi) towards NW.
Date & time: 30 Nov 2020 19:14:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 5:14 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.944°S / 147.667°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: unnamed submarine (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (69 mi) SSE of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) NE of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) W of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NW of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) N of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) NE of Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (282 mi) E of Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
500 km (311 mi) NE of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
570 km (354 mi) NE of Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
729 km (453 mi) N of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) NW of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Heavy Intensity Rain 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from E
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
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 5.410 kmAdmiralty Islands Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGeoAu
M 5.110 kmBismarck Sea, Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 5.410 km105 Km SE of Lorengau, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.310 kmBismarck Sea, Papua New GuineaGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

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728.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / not felt
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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