Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New Guinea on Thursday, 1 October 2020 - information

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - 196 km ENE of Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea, jueves, 01 oct. 2020

- Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - 196 km ENE of Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea, jueves, 01 oct. 2020

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 74 km depth

1 Oct 10:42 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 8 minutos.
1 Oct 10:44: Magnitud recalculada de 6.0 a 5.9. Profundidad recalculada de 95.0 a 97.0 km (de 59 a 60 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 7 km (4.4 mi) al NNE.
1 Oct 10:50: Profundidad recalculada de 97.0 a 74.0 km (de 60 a 46 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 11.1 km (6.9 mi) al NO.
1 Oct 10:53: Magnitud recalculada de 5.9 a 6.1.
Fecha & hora: 1 Oct 2020 10:34:44 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 1 Oct 8:34 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitud: 6.1
Profundidad: 74.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 5,98°S / 148,6°E (Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Langila (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
177 km al WSW de Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
196 km al ENE de Lae (pop: 76,300)
256 km al ENE de Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
257 km al NE de Wau (pop: 14,600)
312 km al N de Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200)
323 km al ESE de Madang (pop: 27,400)
356 km al E de Goroka (pop: 18,500)
771 km al W de Arawa (pop: 40,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.9°C (80 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 10 m/s (20 kts) from SE
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!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.174 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 6.080 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 6.0109 km99 Km W of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 6.089 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGeoAu
M 6.177 kmPapua New Guinea [Sea]INGV
M 6.186 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG

User reports for this quake (59)

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Kulilau, RAIKOS DISTRICT, Madang. (257.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was the only one from 6 of us together who felt it slightly because I was sitting by myself not talking to others. Then I looked to the flowers and saw their leaves moving. There was no wind blowing and the time given was exactly the same.
Port Moresby (430.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Sitting down the chair moved side to side, ground floor. Concrete slab house.
413.2 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Aling kimbe (town) west new britain (176.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
194 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
169.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt Shakey, went on for almost 30 seconds
Port Moresby, Tubusereia (434.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Wewak (626.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Hoskins, Kasia village (230.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Boroko (404.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Lae, Papua New Guinea (193.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kimbe (174.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
181.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : No effects on livelihoods
Port Moresby, Geregu Tauriganika drive (418.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) : It hard a swaying effect
Port Moresby 7mile Kennedy Estate (448.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Nadzab, Lae (214.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
149 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
419.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
182.7 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Goroka (349.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s
Pruth Street, Port Moresby (419.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
353.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Lae (194.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
414.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Umi, Markham Valley, Lae, Morobe Province, PNG / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was terrible as I was staying upstairs on a two story house. I thought the epicenter was somewhere nearby. | 2 users found this interesting.
Lae / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : I was sleeping on the bed watching television and the bed started shaking. It shook for about 10 seconds and was very mild
Skyview Estates, 7 Mile, Port Moresby / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : I live in house that is ground level ( not on post) but still felt it while sitting on my bed in my bedroom. This was on Thursday 1st October at around 8:30pm. I thought I was dizzy, but realised it was an earthquake.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : I was outside when I suddenly felt that shake I thought it someone walking i side the house, however, few minutes later I realized it was an earthquake..I am currently living in 14 mile, Central Province, National Capital District But I can still feel the earthquake.
Hanuabada village, Port Moresby. / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Moresby / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 20-30 s : The light tremor was felt not more than a minute.
Tabubil / not felt
Lae PNG / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions)
Kokopo / not felt
Morobe (Cassowari Road) / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 5-10 s
Port moresby koki / not felt
Airwsys Avenue Lae / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Lae / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Port Moresby / not felt
Lae / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt slight earthquake at around 8:30 pm on 01/10/2020 at 9-Mile, Lae, Morobe Province, PNG
Lae / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lae / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : Just stay put and waited it to diminish.
Port Moresby / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s : Felt very light swaying or shaking of the house at the time of this earthquake.
Lae / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Port Moresby / not felt : Did not feel or experience a quake
Goroka / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
NCD / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : It was concerning and if it had continued I would have left the high rise building I live in
Kimbe / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s : Slow shake and lasted only a few seconds, I thought my head was spinning.
Mt Hagen / not felt
Lae City / not felt : I was driving around so I didn't feel anything
Mt Hagen / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 20-30 s
Lae City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was not really big in Lae but we all felt it
Port Moresby Down Town / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Port Moresby / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Felt the shake on the ground while walking.
Lae / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Popondetta / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : The quake lasted for less than a minute..It was a moderately strong earthquake and quite alarming
Port Moresby / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s
NCD, Port Moresby / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea, 418 km S of epicenter) : Felt a good wobble in Port Moresby. | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Wau (Papua New Guinea, 258 km SW of epicenter) : A good wobble. I was asleep. It woke me. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the M 6.1 terremoto: 196 km northeast de Lae, Morobe, Papúa Nueva Guinea Thu, 1 Oct 10h34

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 18 nov 2020 10:23 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    97,1 km (60,3 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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