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Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 225 km northeast of Madang, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 12:45 pm (GMT +10) -

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Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 225 km northeast of Madang, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 12:45 pm (GMT +10) Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 225 km northeast of Madang, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 12:45 pm (GMT +10)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

19 Mar 03:00 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 15 minutes.
19 Mar 03:02: Now using data updates from USGS
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Date & timeMar 19, 2023 02:45:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 12:45 pm (GMT +10)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude3.4046°S / 146.6817°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode3.405°N / 33.318°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanounnamed (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities166 km (103 mi) SSW of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
225 km (140 mi) NNE of Madang (pop: 27,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
331 km (206 mi) NNE of Goroka (pop: 18,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
339 km (211 mi) E of Wewak (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
371 km (230 mi) N of Lae (pop: 76,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
385 km (239 mi) NE of Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
453 km (282 mi) NE of Mendi (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
677 km (421 mi) N of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
4.910 km165 Km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.910 kmPapua New Guinea: Bismarck SeaRaspberryShake
4.910 kmPapua New Guinea: Bismarck SeaIRIS
4.710 kmPapua New Guinea: Bismarck SeaGFZ
4.940 kmPapua New Guinea: BISMARCK SEAEMSC

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