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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 M 6.8 quake: New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wed, 10 Oct 20h48
Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Oct 10 21:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Oct 10 21:29: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 6.0.
Date & time: Wed, 10 Oct 21:13:12 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)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 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

"I felt it" reports:
Lae PNG / MMI V (Moderate shaking): We were at University of Technology Lae, at 4 PM our desk was shaking and we could fele the tremors.
Kokopo / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Surfers Paradise / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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