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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 95 km northwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 9:09 pm (GMT +10) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 95 km northwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 9:09 pm (GMT +10) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 95 km northwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 9:09 pm (GMT +10)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Nov 11:48 UTC: First to report: USGS after 39 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 30, 2021 11:09:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 9:09 pm (GMT +10)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude3.8582°S / 151.5681°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode3.858°N / 28.432°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTavui (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities76 km (47 mi) WNW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) NW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
167 km (104 mi) SSE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
246 km (153 mi) NE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
344 km (214 mi) NE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
793 km (493 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
227 km (141 mi) NNE of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 29.5°C (85 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from ENE
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

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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.010 km76 Km WNW of Rabaul, Papua New GuineaUSGS
5.010 kmPapua New Guinea: NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
5.010 kmPapua New Guinea: New Ireland Region, P.N.G.RaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: Port Moresby, New Guinea (PMG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 786 km / 488 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

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quake)

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