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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 176 km northwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 8:52 pm (GMT +10) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.1 quake Bismarck Sea, 132 km northwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, Nov 30, 2021 8:37 pm (GMT +10), which had occurred 15 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 176 km northwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 8:52 pm (GMT +10) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 176 km northwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 8:52 pm (GMT +10)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Nov 10:58 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 6 minutes.
30 Nov 11:42: Now using data updates from GFZ
30 Nov 12:06: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 30, 2021 10:52:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 8:52 pm (GMT +10)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude3.5956°S / 150.8695°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode3.596°N / 29.131°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanounnamed (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities114 km (71 mi) S of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
159 km (98 mi) WNW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
176 km (109 mi) WNW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
232 km (144 mi) NNE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
325 km (202 mi) NNE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
436 km (271 mi) ESE of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
772 km (480 mi) NNE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
239 km (149 mi) N of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.010 kmPapua New Guinea: New Ireland Region, P.N.G.USGS
5.010 kmPapua New Guinea: NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
5.010 kmPapua New Guinea: New Ireland Region, P.N.G.RaspberryShake
4.910 km113 Km S of Kavieng, Papua New GuineaGFZ


Seismic station: Port Moresby, New Guinea (PMG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 765 km / 475 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Port Moresby, New Guinea: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

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Kavieng .papua new guinea (104.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
kavieng town / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : panic  

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