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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Friday, 29 August 2014

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Friday, 29 August 2014
Aug 29 19:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 74.0 km.
Date & time: Fri, 29 Aug 13:14:10 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 74.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.72°S / 153.97°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tore (108 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6*10^12 J (1.56 GWh / 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 29 Aug 2014
Fri, 29 Aug 13:14 UTCM 5.3 / 73 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Fri, 29 Aug 13:14 UTCM 5.1 / 69.5 km172km SE of Taron, Papua New GuineaUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Agia Galini / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was already awake when I felt a slight rumbling in bed. I thought that my partner had moved to the other side but he was still sleeping and not moving.
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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