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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 129 km southwest of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 3:27 pm (GMT +10) -

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 129 km southwest of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 3:27 pm (GMT +10) Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 129 km southwest of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 3:27 pm (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 88 km depth

5 Oct 05:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
5 Oct 05:46: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 5, 2022 05:27:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Oct 5, 2022 at 3:27 pm (GMT +10)
Depth88.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.176°S / 151.4565°E (East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode5.176°N / 28.544°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoUlawun (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities129 km (80 mi) SW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
134 km (83 mi) SW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
152 km (94 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
240 km (149 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
299 km (186 mi) SSE of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
535 km (332 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
674 km (419 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeModerate Rain 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
4.788 kmPapua New Guinea: NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.USGS
4.788 km128 Km SW of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaEMSC
4.788 kmPapua New Guinea: New Britain Region, P.N.G.RaspberryShake
4.710 kmPapua New Guinea: New Britain Region, P.N.G.IRIS


Seismic station: Port Moresby, New Guinea (PMG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 668 km / 415 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. 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.
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