Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - West New Britain Province, 469 km NNE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, miércoles, 01 oct. 2014

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - West New Britain Province, 469 km NNE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, miércoles, 01 oct. 2014

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 46 km depth

1 Oct 03:48 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
Oct 1 08:10: Magnitud recalculada de 5.8 a 6.0.
Fecha & hora: 1 Oct 2014 03:38:52 UTC
Magnitud: 6
Profundidad: 46.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 5.94°S / 149.46°E (Nueva Bretaña del Oeste, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Garbuna (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km al NNO de Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
87 km al OSO de Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
286 km al ENE de Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
341 km al ENE de Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
342 km al ENE de Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
342 km al NNE de Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
358 km al OSO de Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
414 km al E de Madang (pop: 27,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
451 km al E de Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
469 km al NNE de Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.046 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
M 6.060 km NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
M 5.758 km20km NNW of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.762 kmNew Britain Region, PNGGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the M 6.0 terremoto: Nueva Bretaña del Oeste, 469 km al noreste de Port Moresby, Papúa Nueva Guinea Wed, 1 Oct 2014 03:38

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 20 Mar 2015 01:02 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - West New Britain Province, 469 km NNE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, miércoles, 01 oct. 2014
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