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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wednesday, 10 October 2018

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake: New Britain Region, P.N.G., 10 Oct 2018 20h48, which had occurred 25 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wednesday, 10 October 2018
10 Oct 21:21 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 8 minutes.
Oct 10 21:22: Magnitude recalculée de 5.5 à 5.6.
Oct 10 21:29: Magnitude recalculée de 5.6 à 6.0.
Date & time: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:13 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.85°S / 151.12°E (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Nearest volcano: Walo (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
114 km SE de Kimbe (pop: 18,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Wed, 10 Oct 21:13 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ

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Lae PNG / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were at University of Technology Lae, at 4 PM our desk was shaking and we could fele the tremors.
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: New Britain Region, P.N.G., 10 Oct 2018 21h13

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 30 Mar 2019 11:20 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Saturday, 30 March 2019
  • 09 Mar 2019 13:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    267 km (165.9 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 29 Dec 2018 15:34 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    68 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Dec 2018 17:23 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Nov 2018 00:55 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Nov 2018 20:30 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Oct 2018 00:37 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Oct 2018 06:22 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Oct 2018 06:57 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Oct 2018 19:40 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Oct 2018 19:36 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Oct 2018 12:06 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Oct 2018 02:52 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 11:10 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Oct 2018 03:15 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    64.2 km (39.9 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wednesday, 10 October 2018
 

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