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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 102km NW of Kokoda, Papua New Guinea on Monday, 31 March 2014

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 102km NW of Kokoda, Papua New Guinea on Monday, 31 March 2014

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 102km NW of Kokoda, Papua New Guinea on Monday, 31 March 2014
Date & time: Mon, 31 Mar 13:40:59 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, March 31, 2014 23:40:59
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.3217°S / 147.0205°E (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Nearest volcano: Koranga (114 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6*10^13 J (4.4 GWh / 3788 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 31 Mar 2014
Mon, 31 Mar 13:41 UTCM 5.7 / 30 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G.GFZ
Mon, 31 Mar 13:41 UTCM 5.7 / 10 km EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.EMSC
Mon, 31 Mar 13:41 UTCM 5.9 / 26 kmEastern New Guinea Region, PNGGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Ela beach port moresby / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Kone, Port Moresby / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was about to doze off and i felt the first quake i thought my nephew was playing but then i remembered the post was cement..anyway i felt it again the second time this time i felt the door of my room moving then i knew it was earthquake..
Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) (132 km S from epicenter)(no details): The quake must have been from far distance. (via EMSC)
Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) (132 km S from epicenter)(no details): H95 house I literally felt the floor shake and went out to check who was still awake, everyone was fast asleep. Probably as I was awake I noticed it.wow. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 17 Aug 2014
Sun, 17 Aug 07:56 UTCM 4.7 / 47.6 km - [info]54km WSW of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sat, 27 Sep 2014
Sat, 27 Sep 04:12 UTCM 4.2 / 17 km - [info] NEAR S COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG.[Map]EMSC
Tue, 14 Oct 2014
Tue, 14 Oct 13:47 UTCM 4.7 / 57 km - [info] EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.[Map]EMSC

 

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