Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - 114 km NNW of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea on Friday, 17 July 2020 - information

Muy fuerte terremoto magnitud 7.0 - 190 km NNE of Hohola North, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, viernes, 17 jul. 2020

- Muy fuerte terremoto magnitud 7.0 - 190 km NNE of Hohola North, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, viernes, 17 jul. 2020

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 80 km depth

17 Jul 02:58 UTC: Primero en informar: USGS después de 8 minutos.
Profundidad recalculada de 85.2 a 85.0 km.
Jul 17 03:08: Magnitud recalculada de 7.3 a 6.9.
Profundidad recalculada de 85.0 a 85.5 km.
Jul 17 03:42: Magnitud recalculada de 6.9 a 7.0.
Profundidad recalculada de 85.5 a 79.8 km.
Fecha & hora: 17 Jul 2020 02:50:23 UTC -
Magnitud: 7.0
Profundidad: 79.8 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 7,8428°S / 147,7656°E (Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Koranga (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km al NNW de Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200)
115 km al N de Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200)
129 km al ESE de Wau (pop: 14,600)
143 km al ESE de Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
151 km al SE de Lae (pop: 76,300)
220 km al E de Kerema (pop: 5,650)
272 km al SE de Kainantu (pop: 8,510)
880 km al WSW de Arawa (pop: 40,300)
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS
Energía liberada estimada: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4,8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29,8 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 7.080 km114 km NNW of Popondetta, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 7.086 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
M 7.080 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
M 7.0133 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
M 7.181 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
M 7.081 kmPapua New Guinea [Sea]INGV

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189.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was about to purchase Milktea in Brian Bell Home Center at Gordons, when the LCD Menu started shaking for about 30seconds. Then the whole building and ground started quaking vigorously for around 45seconds as everyone started to evacuate the building.
I was sat Ela Medical Centre, Lawes Road, in cons (205.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I was in consultation with clients when I we felt the strong tremor for ~a minute and abit, I thot the building might crack or fall. It was scary.
Bomana, Port Moresby (181.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : What I felt lasted about 15 to 20 seconds. I was sitting at the desk, and the windows began to rattle, not continuously, but in pulses about a second or so apart. I went outside to see what was causing it, and outside I could feel (but not see) the ground rising up in that same pulsing way. Other people ran out of buildings, and some people observed an opened door swinging backwards and forwards. Other people who were having their lunch did not feel it at all. After the quake I noticed that some
Port Moresby (184.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A set of three tremors. Steel framework rattled and noted PVC water tank rock slightly on tank stand. (reported through our app)
Lae city. Papua new Guinea. (149.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I have to run out of the house with my two kids both crying and holding me tight.both closing their eyes when coconut palms swaying. (Lae city)
Port Moresby 7mile Kennedy Estate (174.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was at home taking a nap and it was about 12.50pm and I felt the place moving and then I saw my wardrobe moving slightly.It lasted less than 20seconds,maybe 15.
340.8 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It was a slow tremour and one that make you feel like motion suckness. Our TV set rocked lightly from the shake in Port Moresby for about 50 seconds. No damage done.
Ela beach / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
IMG_202007... .jpg (public domain)
Horn Island, Torres Strait Islands, Australia (677.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting on the couch and felt it swaying side to side for about 20 seconds and a few seconds of smaller shakes after that.
Port Moresby, Konedobu (225.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
146.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
193.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Pacific view apartments (193 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Moresby MRDC Haus (220.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
189.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
327.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gusap, Ramu, Morobe Province (277.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
369.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby (190.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
128.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
216.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
I’m in the US but my ears rang and it was first (13569.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Lae (15.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : The earthquake made me scared but it only lasted for 2minutes. My head is still dizzy.
Lea Lea, Central (182.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
184.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt the bed swaying (reported through our app)
Madang, Kurumbukari (445.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Siroga Village (109.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Tree shaking with dry branches falling. Power lines swaying and things in house falling.
Mt Hagen WHP (309 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Madang (427.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was in the office ground floor with brinck walls so only slight shake for seconds only.
188.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : No damage fairly sustained shaking (reported through our app)
Port Moresby (191.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very scary. That was a big one for us to feel that from far.
148.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Madang (444.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The glass windows sound like they were gonna break
I’m in the US but my ears rang and it was first (13569.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
187.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Harbour City (200.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was driving my car at the time, felt like all 4 wheels were falling off.
Lae (152.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
229.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Tense moment.
Port Moresby (199.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Moresby MRDC Haus (220.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Moresby (203.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby PNG (194.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby (191.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Moderate to Strong shaking, everyone ran outside their houses
Port Moresby (185.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby (187.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking and people ran out of their homes
Port Moresby, North Waigani (187.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
193.8 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Port Moresby (188.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
205.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Port Moresby (202.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
216.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
3784.4 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Phillipines, Metro Manila (3855.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
205.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Damaged a few huts and set off most car alarms in the capital city of png ncdc
Ukarumpa, Aiyura, EHP (266.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
192.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
188.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Kimbe, New Britain (366.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
318.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Sangara Mill, Popondetta / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Was working in office and suddenly felt huge shaking and stuff falling off shelves. Went on for about a minut then stopped. I received a call from one of our estate managers regarding water spewing out from ground surface with silt and went over to verify.
Holes on cracked ground surface with silt lying around (public domain)
I felt the quake at Kokoda government station, whi / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I felt the earthquake while sitting in traditionally constructed hut, of bush/local material which shook violently with the force of the intense tremor. I looked across the open plaza to the crotton bushes 20 metres and that was swaying violently. There was an accompanying roar. Two little children playing in the open screamed in terror as their mothers raced in to their rescue.The swaying hut creaked at the joints and bent over from side to side but survived a collapse because there was enough
Popondetta / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt it. I was in town walking on the slope trying to cross the road when it happened. I moved side to side and nearly fell but luckily I held a plant's leaves for support. Everyone in town were looking at the power lines and running here and there trying to avoid the lines if possible they fell. I was also panicked and I looked on the power lines and ran without realising I was on the road and a truck nearly bumped me. I was lucky all the cars on the road stopped so I ran to the other side we
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in the office having lunch with a colleague and the earthquake happened. The entire office was shaken and we were instructed to vacate the building. It took us approximately an hour to return to the office. Everything was in good condition except several glass cracks.
Oro Province - Martyrs Secondary School / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Tall buildings swayed to and fro like the winds blowing the coconut leaves. Water tanks had water spills. Nauseated feeling. If it lasted another two minutes we would definitely experience severe damages to buildings. Landslides on the slopes of the dormant volcano, Mt Lamington. Earthquake was approx.2-3 minutes long.
Port Moresby, gerehu stage 3b keruma Street. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : We were travelling by the road at gerehu stage 3b in a big dump truck when the ground shook, so we parked the car at the side and came out of the vehicle. When we arrived at our house,my siblings and parents ran out of the house. It was a strong shaking.
Gerehu Stage 4 Alotau Street - Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was inside my home when the shaking occurred. I felt it & saw the fan move then the house was shaking & everyone ran out of the house. My seven year old daughter was so scared that she hugged me tight & didn't want to open her eyes. It was her first experience of an earthquake & I could see that she was really scared.
Madang / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was eating lunch at the Divine Word University, Madang. The table started wobbling. "It is the first time we experienced such a wobble", said one at the table
Gerehu, Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was in the hospital when the earthquake occurred. Never felt such earthquake before and this was the 1st time of my life and I was so scard..
Erica, NCD / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : We were having lunch at home around 12.50pm when the shake started it was so strong that we all ran outside of the house.The cabinet in the house was swaying.
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I live in Port Moresby, I have never felt this much movement before. I literally saw my surroundings shake.
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up shocked looking at my bed shaking and quickly ran out the house with my baby. The house was shaking about 30seconds and got everyone out.
Moresby / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Just an observation: what happened to all the Covid Lockdown restrictions about social distancing, sanitising, masks etc etc AH isn't Mother Nature great !! Such a reality check for us all in terms of REAL POWER !!
Popondetta / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : It was for the first time we felt this earthquake.Everyone ran out of the building looked shocked and ran aimlessly. We experienced little damage from our side in the township area.The supermarkets were badly affected because the items on the selves fall to the floor.All the business were shut down and the bank too.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : At Skyview Estate,Port Moresby in PNG, there was a very violent shake for a little over 60 seconds and gradually dying out.Most residents had to run out of their houses in a panic.
Port Moresby, korobosea suburb / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was a strong tremor after a few years. I was in the room and felt if my head was spinning but realized it was an earth quake and saw ceiling moving. I ran out of the house and heard people screaming and running out of their houses. It lasted about 30 seconds and gussed it to be about 6.5-7.0 RS magnitude.
Popondetta Town, YC supermarket / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : The biggest we felt since last 10 years. Object fell from the shelf and people are hard to stand still or walk at that particular 3 or 4 seconds. Many of us are not alerted cause we used to small earthquake and we tough it will just get over soon but the shaking get real heavy and when merchandise started to fall from the sgelf, we all run outside to open space. There's power post shaking and eventually broke the power supply cable in a resident area but luckly no one was hurt. What an experienc
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt this earthquake in the Capital City (Port Moresby). Various suburbs may have experienced varying degrees of intensity. East Boroko which is the suburb i reside at had people moving out of the residential homes and into the car parking lots and roads for safety.
Port. Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was driving and the moment I stopped along side of the road I felt the car swaying left and right. I knew that it was an earthquake because I come from a location that is volcanic in nature.
POPONDETTA town, Papua New Guinea. / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Was walking in the street when I heard what sounded like a quarry work nearby. Soon started feeling earth tremor and saw powerlines swaying, pedestrians literally lowered flat on lawns. Vehicles stopped. Approximately 1min 30 secs
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was shocked when this happened. The chair I sat on was shaking as well as the table on which my papers were on. I then ran out of my room to the dining room where the things on the shelf started to fall.
Waima / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A similar one was felt last year, 2019 but this one is much bigger.. No serious damages, but the shaking was quite violent.. This is the first time I've panicked during an earth quake.
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was in the office when I felt the building moving and a ceiling panel fell off and so I had to run outside with rest of the colleagues. VOra
lae yacht club / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Shook really hard thought buildings were going to come down but nothing. We were at the Lae Yacht club by the water front.
Boera, Central Province / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was indoors, working from home. Felt the house shake and could hear the steel frames of the house rattle along with every tremor. The whole experience lasted for a minute at least.
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was at the traffic stop when I felt my car giving sudden shakes. I thought somebody must have bumped me from behind but found out later that it was an earthquake when everybody evacuated the buildings.
Era Rumana Building, Champion Parade, Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Never felt anything like it. It was so scary. We were on the 6th floor and had to rush out and walked down the fire stairs.
Gerehu / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was working on my desktop when the fist tremor came, I thought my mind was playing me but then when the second one came I happened to join all my colleague running down two stories for safety.
Harbourside East / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt a number of tremors, building shook, watched the ocean in the process and evacuated from the 4th floor of our building through the staircase.
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Our three story office structure shook and swerve with minor rattles in the structure foundation and walls.
National Capital District / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking almost an hour ago, the building sounded like the glass was gonna break, outside the stonewall was shaking. no damages and went on for about 20seconds or more
Gordon's, Port Moresby, National Capital District / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : A total of 3 tremors. The first was not very strong for about 15 seconds but still the swaying was nauseating. The second quake was stronger, felt very strong swaying, as if we were about to fall into the sky. The third was just moderate swaying. Nothing fell but still was frightening.
Jacksons Airport, 7 Mile, Port Moresby NCD / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on the 2nd floor of my office hangar building at Jacksons Airport 7 mile. Felt the whole building vibrate and could hear steel rattling. Same type of feeling when heavy Helicopters land/take off about 50m away from us.
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Seriously did make us all run out the building and we could still feel the tremor whilst waiting to be advised to return to the office.
Popondetta - NBPOL HIGATURU OIL Palms / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Very strong shaking with all household items falling from the shelves. Gutters dislodged from the roof. After effect of dizziness for some time.
Lae, University of technology / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Severe earthquake. No damage in the university campus. Very good 50 years old Australian built structures.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were all at work in the city when the building started to shake. Everyone rushed out of their office buildings and the feeling was surreal and scary; especially during evacuation. Downtown Port Moresby was filled with people who rushed out of buildings and homes.
Waigani,national capital district / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shelves in the office were shaking. When we got out of the office I can see the building shaking. I thought the glass would break
GOROKA, Eastern Highlands Province / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt the earthqauke here in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province. It wasnt that strong but we could really feel it. A bit scary too when our house shook abit.
Port. Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was driving and the moment I stopped along side of the road I felt the car swaying left and right. I knew that it was an earthquake because I come from a location that is volcanic in nature.
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The house was moderately shaking but when I rushed outside and onto the ground it became slightly weaker. It went for about a minute and then it slowly stopped.
port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Everyone ran out of the office in panic here in Downtown Port Moresby. I was on ground and felt the ground shaking as if I was in a ship or floating on water
Stanley Esplanade, Port Moresby (Harbourside West / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt shaking of the Level 1 Office floor and notice picture frames also rattle, office building also swayed slighlty.
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : All Bank South Pacific staff at the Head Office in Waigani ran out of our 2 storey building. things fell on the floor when we returned 30 minutes later
Russia, Sankt Petersburg(GMT+3), not felt. / not felt : Wow, very strong earthquake Magnitude 7.+ in P.N.G. Not felt event, all okay, please stay sayf all my dear friend's, Geology rules next aftershaking.))),!!!
Port Moresby Downtown / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : It was like never before. Everyone in all the buildings here at Downtown rushed out of their respective office the buildings here at downtown and out in the streets.
Port Moresby / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My experience it feels like I never left in my life. Office table top shaking, fan and chairs. Running out of the building out to an open area were another shake again
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A normal day at the office until the tremors that lasted from 5-10 secs. No breakages nor items falling from desks. No power failures. Office equipment in tact. Staff we're alarmed and started heading for the doors. Tremor has stopped since the first instance.
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At JAX airport in builiding lots of rumbling and shaking, watching aircraft in tarmac no bouncing or any sign of movement. Long period of time well over 1 min
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bossier city la / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Mining Haus, Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Slovenija , Ajdovscina / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Moresby / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sogeri, Central Province / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt big shake on the ground and it also causes me to.feel dizziness.
Goroka png / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Popondetta / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Earthquake was very heavy and felt the earth move fast
Hanuabada Village, Port Moresby, NCD / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gaire central province / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I had to come out from my small shack I live in
Madang / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt moderate shaking.
Edmond, OK / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Brown river, central province / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Hzurtu / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Omg I thoght that i died
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Most powerful I've experienced in Port Moresby
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bialla / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Quite lengthy...
University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Students dormitory inside the campus were shaken and we all ran out for life.
Lae City, Papua New Guinea / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Around a minute of strong shaking
MT Hagen ,town / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Am in mt Hagen, I was in the shopping mold when I felt the movement we all ran outside...
Murray island / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Goroka / Light shaking (MMI IV) : surprisingly took long almost 1-2 minutes
Port Moresby / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Knocked a dingle berry off. Wham
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Photo frames on the shelf fell and broke my car was also shaking.
PASAY / not felt
Java / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 7.6 Mag but now only..?? always downgraded..!
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hohola, Port Moresby / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pom / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong, lasted for a minute.
I was in Port Moresby but the felt strong tremor.. / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tabubil, Western Province / not felt
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Garden City(Port Moresby) / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Saw most of the occupants for Garden City ran outside.
Lae / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lae, Papua New Guinea / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Port Moresby Badili International Training Institu / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : In Port moresby everyone felt it
Mühlgasse 57/1, 9020 Klagenfurt / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Saibai Island / Weak shaking (MMI III)
PORT MORESBY / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Felt the shake in the building on level 2.
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt the ground moving and everything on it. Was noticeable but all is okay after an hour.
Waigani / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby Papua New Guinea / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Goroka Grammar School, Secondary Campus, Faniufa. / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Everything in the house started shaking, windows glasses all shaking.. we all ran out of the house.
Port Moresby PNG / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby, National Capital District / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt the ground shake and my body went off balance a little
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Popondetta / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Port Moresby / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Harbour City Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : PWC Haus Building Shaked for around 30 seconds.
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Waigani, National Capital District / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Just in shocked as other was the first quake that lasted for 2-3 mins.
Port Moresby touguba hills / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby, North Wsigani / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Harbour City Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Building shook and we could hear things cracking
Tufi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Majuro, MH 96960 / not felt : Did not feel anything
Port Moresby / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Port Moresby, PNG / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Moresby 6 mile / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kimbe tiwn / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Almost one mini shaking. I could not standing.
Popondetta / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : About a minute or more
Waigani, National Capital District, Papua New Guin / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lae - Morobe Province / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gerehu Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Light to moderate shaking just over 15 seconds
Port Moresby / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Gordon’s Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Madang / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Morseby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Port Morseby
Lae city / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Tremors felt, 1st tremor was less intense and shorter then the 2nd.
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lae / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
central borea edai town / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Strong Earthquake lasted for 1 minute
Waigani, Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pruth Street Korobosea / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It's the first time I felt this building shake like hell during and earthquake.
Gordons, Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I thought the buildings were going to fall, everything shook.
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hidden Valley / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very strong
port moresby / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Port Moresby / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lae / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Port Moresby / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Jacksons Parade / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Shaking building and parked vehicles
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bulolo / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Port Moresby / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Bit alarming. Happened about 30 mins ago. Time now is 1:03pm PNG time 17/7/20
Port Moresby / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Goroka (Papua New Guinea, 323 km NW of epicenter) : Quite the shake (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the M 7.0 terremoto: 190 km north de Hohola North, National Capital, Papúa Nueva Guinea Fri, 17 Jul 02h50

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 18 nov 2020 10:23 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    97,1 km (60,3 mi) depth
    |
    190 km (118 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 nov 2020 12:16 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    186 km (116 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 05 nov 2020 21:57 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    24 km (14,9 mi) depth
    |
    158 km (98 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 oct 2020 18:36 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    71 km (44,1 mi) depth
    |
    165 km (102 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 sep 2020 20:31 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    77 km (47,8 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 ago 2020 03:09 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    125 km (77,7 mi) depth
    |
    125 km (78 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 jul 2020 02:02 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    91,8 km (57 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 jul 2020 17:35 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    104 km (64,6 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Muy fuerte terremoto magnitud 7.0 - 190 km NNE of Hohola North, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, viernes, 17 jul. 2020
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