Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Bismarck Sea (Papua New Guinea) on Saturday, 1 August 2020 - information

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - 423 km NNE of Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea, sábado, 01 ago. 2020

- Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - 423 km NNE of Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea, sábado, 01 ago. 2020

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Aug 19:29 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 8 minutos.
Aug 1 20:56: Magnitud recalculada de 5.9 a 6.0.
Fecha & hora: 1 Aug 2020 07:22:07 UTC -
Magnitud: 6.0
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 3,3°S / 148,65°E (Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: unnamed submarine (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
208 km al SE de Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810)
253 km al WSW de Kavieng (pop: 14,500)
300 km al NW de Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
383 km al NE de Madang (pop: 27,400)
418 km al WNW de Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
423 km al NNE de Lae (pop: 76,300)
476 km al NE de Goroka (pop: 18,500)
567 km al ENE de Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600)
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
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

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.010 kmBismarck Sea (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
M 5.710 kmBismarck Sea (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
M 6.153 kmBismarck Sea (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
M 6.240 kmBismarck Sea (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
M 6.010 km198 km SE of Lorengau, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the M 6.0 terremoto: 423 km northeast de Lae, Morobe, Papúa Nueva Guinea Sat, 1 Aug 19h22

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 02 ago 2020 09:29 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - 423 km NNE of Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea, sábado, 01 ago. 2020
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