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

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.6 - Central Province, 129 km a nord da Port Moresby, Papua Nuova Guinea, lunedì, 31 marzo 2014

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.6 - Central Province, 129 km a nord da Port Moresby, Papua Nuova Guinea, lunedì, 31 marzo 2014

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

31 Mar 14:08 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 27 minuti.
Data & ora: 31 Mar 2014 13:40:59 UTC
Ora locale a epicentro: Monday, March 31, 2014 23:40:59
Magnitudine: 5.6
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 8.3217°S / 147.0205°E (Central Province, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Koranga (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km NO da Kokoda (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 6,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
114 km SSE da Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
129 km N da Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
131 km SSE da Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
142 km ONO da Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
143 km ESE da Kerema (Gulf) (pop: 5,650) --> Vedi sismi vicini
178 km S da Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
307 km SE da Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
371 km SSE da Madang (pop: 27,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
412 km SE da Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.730 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G.GFZ
M 5.610 km102km NW of Kokoda, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.926 kmEastern New Guinea Region, PNGGeoAu

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Ela beach port moresby / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Kone, Port Moresby / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 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 of epicenter) : The quake must have been from far distance. (reported through EMSC)
Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea, 132 km S of epicenter) : 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 (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Central Province, 129 km north of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Monday, March 31, 2014 23:40:59

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Central Province, 129 km north of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, March 31, 2014 23:40:59
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