Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.6 - 4 km northeast da Hohola North, National Capital, Papua Nuova Guinea, sabato, 03 ottobre 2020 -

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.6 - 4 km northeast da Hohola North, National Capital, Papua Nuova Guinea, sabato, 03 ottobre 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 33 km depth

3 Oct 16:37 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 8 minuti.
3 Oct 16:39: Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 5.7 km (3.5 mi) al N.
3 Oct 17:06: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.5 a 5.6. Profondità ricalcolata da 10.0 a 53.0 km (da 6.2 a 33 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 5.5 km (3.4 mi) al SO.
3 Oct 17:07: Profondità ricalcolata da 53.0 a 33.0 km (da 33 a 21 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 2.2 km (1.4 mi) al E.
Data & ora: 3 Oct 2020 04:30:08 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: 4 Oct 2:30 am (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 5.6
Profondità: 33.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 7,2°S / 150,02°E (Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Buru (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
184 km S da Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
263 km NE da Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200)
313 km NE da Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200)
338 km E da Lae (pop: 76,300)
365 km E da Wau (pop: 14,600)
373 km E da Bulolo (pop: 16,000)
402 km SW da Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
622 km W da Arawa (pop: 40,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from ESE
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ
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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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 5.633 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 5.360 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 5.859 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 5.671 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGeoAu
M 5.415 km120 Km SSE of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Port Moresby (414.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Raburua village enbp / not felt
Port moresby / not felt
kimbe / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake 4 km northeast of Hohola North, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, 4 Oct 2:30 am (GMT +10)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 4 km northeast of Hohola North, National Capital, Papua New Guinea, on 4 Oct 2:30 am (GMT +10)

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