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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. on Sunday, 8 January 2017 - information

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. on Sunday, 8 January 2017

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. on Sunday, 8 January 2017
Jan 8 08:59: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Jan 8 09:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Jan 8 09:03: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 82.0 km.
Date & time: Sun, 8 Jan 08:52:09 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 82.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.2°S / 147.6°E (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Nearest volcano: Umboi (73 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5*10^13 J (12.4 GWh / 10676 tons of TNT / 0.7 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.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 8 Jan 2017
Sun, 8 Jan 08:52 UTCM 5.9 / 80 km EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.EMSC
Sun, 8 Jan 08:52 UTCM 6.1 / 80 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.GGeoAu
Sun, 8 Jan 08:52 UTCM 5.9 / 67 km- 58km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Nadzab airport area / MMI IV (Light shaking): Strong to light shaking. Took almost 1 minute for the quake to calm. No harm done.
Lae / MMI V (Moderate shaking): This earthquake duration did go on for a while. I live in a high rise building the severity of the quake was more pronounced on the upper floors. It was enough to get me out of bed and seeking sanctuary under the front door beam.
Lae (92 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking) (via app)
Wau / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Port moresby / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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