Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Tuesday, 25 August 2020 - information

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - 136 km SSW of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, martes, 25 ago. 2020

- Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - 136 km SSW of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, martes, 25 ago. 2020

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 34 km depth

25 Aug 19:18 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
Aug 25 19:20: Magnitud recalculada de 5.8 a 5.9.
Aug 25 20:10: Magnitud recalculada de 5.9 a 6.1.
Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 34.0 km.
Fecha & hora: 25 Aug 2020 07:08:55 UTC -
Magnitud: 6.1
Profundidad: 34.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 5,49°S / 151,81°E (Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Bamus (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km al SSW de Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
149 km al SSW de Rabaul (pop: 8,070)
185 km al E de Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
263 km al ENE de Kandrian (pop: 1,010)
342 km al SSE de Kavieng (pop: 14,500)
424 km al W de Arawa (Province of Laguna) (pop: 40,300)
537 km al NE de Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200)
550 km al ENE de Lae (Canton Babahoyo) (pop: 76,300)
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 8,9 x 1013 joules (24,8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1,3 atomic bombs!) [aprende más]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.134 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
M 6.060 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
M 6.167 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
M 6.154 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
M 6.222 km141 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 6.025 kmPapua New Guinea [Land]INGV

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89.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : around 5am Wednesday morning 4 or 5 times (reported through our app)
Bialla / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks of the M 6.1 terremoto: 136 km south de Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papúa Nueva Guinea Tue, 25 Aug 19h08

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 18 nov 2020 17:32 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    90 km (55,9 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 nov 2020 16:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    50,6 km (31,4 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 oct 2020 10:31 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    58,2 km (36,2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 sep 2020 01:39 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 sep 2020 03:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    52 km (32,3 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 ago 2020 03:03 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 ago 2020 05:00 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    73 km (45,4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 ago 2020 20:21 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    67,6 km (42 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 25 ago 2020 20:03 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    100 km (62,1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - 136 km SSW of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, martes, 25 ago. 2020

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