Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.6 - 4 km NE of Hohola North, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, sábado, 03 oct. 2020 -

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.6 - 4 km NE of Hohola North, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, sábado, 03 oct. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 33 km depth

3 Oct 16:37 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 8 minutos.
3 Oct 16:39: Ubicación del epicentro corregida 5.7 km (3.5 mi) al N.
3 Oct 17:06: Magnitud recalculada de 5.5 a 5.6. Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 53.0 km (de 6.2 a 33 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 5.5 km (3.4 mi) al SO.
3 Oct 17:07: Profundidad recalculada de 53.0 a 33.0 km (de 33 a 21 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 2.2 km (1.4 mi) al E.
Fecha & hora: 3 Oct 2020 04:30:08 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 4 Oct 2:30 am (GMT +10)
Magnitud: 5.6
Profundidad: 33.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 7,2°S / 150,02°E (Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Buru (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
184 km al S de Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
263 km al NE de Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200)
313 km al NE de Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200)
338 km al E de Lae (pop: 76,300)
365 km al E de Wau (pop: 14,600)
373 km al E de Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
402 km al SW de Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
622 km al W de Arawa (pop: 40,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from ESE
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 1,6 x 1013 joules (4,4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0,2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.633 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 5.360 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 5.859 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 5.671 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGeoAu
M 5.415 km120 Km SSE of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Port Moresby (414.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Raburua village enbp / not felt
Port moresby / not felt
kimbe / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
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Aftershocks of the M 5.6 terremoto: 4 km northeast de Hohola North, National Capital, Papúa Nueva Guinea Sat, 3 Oct 16h30

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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