Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 10:51 am (GMT +10) -

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 10:51 am (GMT +10)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Jan 00:55 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
15 Jan 01:00: Now using data updates from GFZ
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15 Jan 01:29: Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: Jan 15, 2022 00:51:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 10:51 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.1972°S / 146.3069°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode: 5.197°N / 33.693°W
Nearest volcano: Yomba (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
485 km (301 mi) NNW of Puerto Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.410 km57 Km E of Madang, Papua New GuineaUSGS
5.510 kmPapua New Guinea: Near LaeRENASS
5.430 kmPapua New Guinea: EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.EMSC
5.410 kmPapua New Guinea: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G.RaspberryShake
5.410 kmPapua New Guinea: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G.GeoAu
5.338 km55 Km E of Madang, Papua New GuineaGFZ

User reports for this quake (4)

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Madang, Papua New Guinea (57 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Shaking felt on upper floors more than experienced by moving vehicles on public roads and ground floor residents | 2 users found this interesting.  
Lae (182.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : I was sitting in my living room. | 2 users found this interesting.  
near Goroka, Eastern Highlands (147.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Felt while lying down. Not perceived by others. Very light horizontal shaking.  
Madang Papua new guinea (56.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s : Second story. Lamps and doors swaying  
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