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Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 25 February 2018 - information

Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 25 February 2018

Major mag. 7.3 earthquake  - New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, 25 February 2018
Date & time: Sunday, 25 February 2018 17:44 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.06°S / 142.73°E (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Nearest volcano: Doma Peaks (50 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6*10^15 J (1562 GWh / 1.3*10^6 tons of TNT / 84 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
(442.9 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
(442.9 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
(442.9 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
(442.9 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Kiunga Airport Lodge / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke up to windows and doors rattling quite badly, lots of things fell off my shelves, bunch of people outside and the shaking lasted around 4 minutes although the most violent shaking was in the first two minutes. Everything in my room appeared to be moving. Cracks in the dirt road just beyond the airport toward the helicopter laydown yard and half the road dropped about a half of a metre around a drainage ditch
Cairns (1517.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: Thought it was a small truck going past but I am standing next to a highway. (via app)
06111 (14764.5 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Ramu Valley (350.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Got awoken by shaking of the house around 03:45. Bedroom door, which was open, closed, cupboard doors opened. House was rattling, ornaments on the wall were swinging. All items which are secured to walls or roof were swinging. Earthquake continued for 1 minute or longer. Strongest earthquake I have ever felt in PNG over past 5 years.
(442.9 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Wewak papua new guinea (295.7 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was quite shake the everyone woke up from it. Had to run outside as the house was on post. The distance was couple of miles from us so but still felt it. (via app)
(Papua New Guinea) (72 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very destructive. (via EMSC)
(Papua New Guinea) (132 km E from epicenter)(no details): Got awoken around 03:45 on Monday morning, house was swaying quite a bit for roughly one minute. Got out of bed and was slightly off balance. Bedroom door moved from open position to closed, while closed cupboards opened. Hanging objects & pictures on walls moved, items hanging from roof were swinging for long time. House was rattling. Neighbour's car alarm went off. This was the strongest earthquake I have felt over 5 years in PNG. (via EMSC)
(Papua New Guinea) (114 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Smart jolt felt now (via EMSC)
(Papua New Guinea) (122 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Wooden single storey building on half metre tall posts, Six bedrooms, kitchen and dining room that seat twelve people. Building shook and rumbled with audible creaking for say at least 25 seconds. Curtain on window swayed and pink survey tape on key in door also swayed. All occupants of house were asleep. Could paricularly feel my bed vibrating. At least seven aftershocks, the most recent at ~4.34am. Reporting from Gold Mountain's Crown Ridge Exploration Camp, Michael Leu amd Mark Wafiware, Geologists. (via EMSC)
Lae (Papua New Guinea) (470 km E from epicenter)(no details): Not the usual jolt. Felt strange (via EMSC)
Goroka (Papua New Guinea) (287 km E from epicenter)(no details): earthquake causing blackout (via EMSC)
Tabubil (Papua New Guinea) (195 km NW from epicenter)(no details): At least 3 aftershocks (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource


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