Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea) on Tuesday, 25 August 2020 - information

Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.1 - 136 km south da Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, martedì, 25 agosto 2020

- Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.1 - 136 km south da Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, martedì, 25 agosto 2020

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 34 km depth

25 Aug 19:18 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 9 minuti.
Aug 25 19:20: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.8 a 5.9.
Aug 25 20:10: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.9 a 6.1.
Profondità ricalcolata da 10.0 a 34.0 km.
Data & ora: 25 Aug 2020 07:08:55 UTC -
Magnitudine: 6.1
Profondità: 34.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 5,49°S / 151,81°E (Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Bamus (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km SSW da Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
149 km SSW da Rabaul (pop: 8,070)
185 km E da Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
342 km SSE da Kavieng (pop: 14,500)
424 km W da Arawa (pop: 40,300)
537 km NE da Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200)
550 km ENE da Lae (pop: 76,300)
599 km ENE da Wau (pop: 14,600)
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 8,9 x 1013 joules (24,8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1,3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 6.134 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GFZ
M 6.060 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g. (Papua New Guinea)EMSC
M 6.167 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)BMKG
M 6.154 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea)GeoAu
M 6.222 km141 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 6.025 kmPapua New Guinea [Land]INGV

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89.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : around 5am Wednesday morning 4 or 5 times (reported through our app)
Bialla / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake 136 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 25 August 19:08 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 28 Nov 2020 10:05 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Nov 2020 17:32 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    90 km (55.9 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Nov 2020 16:41 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    50.6 km (31.4 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2020 10:31 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    58.2 km (36.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Sep 2020 01:39 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Sep 2020 03:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Aug 2020 03:03 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Aug 2020 05:00 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Aug 2020 20:21 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    67.6 km (42 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 25 Aug 2020 20:03 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 136 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 25 August 2020 at 19:08 (GMT)

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