Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 86 km west of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, Sep 17, 2021 7:50 am (GMT +11) -
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Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 157 km depth
17 Sep 14:16 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 hours.
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Sep 17, 2021 7:50 am (GMT +11)
Depth: 156.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.9657°S / 154.8363°E↗ (Bougainville, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode: 5.966°N / 25.164°W↗
Nearest volcano: Balbi (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) WNW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) WNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Western Province, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) ESE of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) ESE of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
586 km (364 mi) SE of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
683 km (424 mi) NE of Alotau (Milne Bay) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
933 km (580 mi) ENE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.4||157 km||81 Km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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