Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.7 - 79 km southeast da Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, giovedì, 08 ottobre 2020 -

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.7 - 79 km southeast da Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, giovedì, 08 ottobre 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 45 km depth

8 Oct 16:07 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 8 minuti.
8 Oct 16:09: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.6 a 5.7. Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 5 km (3.1 mi) al NNE.
8 Oct 16:20: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.7 a 5.8. Profondità ricalcolata da 10.0 a 45.0 km (da 6.2 a 28 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 2.5 km (1.5 mi) al NNE.
8 Oct 16:23: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.8 a 5.7.
Data & ora: 8 Oct 2020 03:58:53 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: 9 Oct 1:58 am (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 5.7
Profondità: 45.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 5,87°S / 150,78°E (Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Buru (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km ESE da Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800)
141 km ENE da Kandrian (pop: 1,010)
236 km SW da Kokopo (pop: 26,300)
241 km SW da Rabaul (pop: 8,070)
366 km S da Kavieng (pop: 14,500)
427 km NE da Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200)
430 km ENE da Lae (pop: 76,300)
531 km W da Arawa (pop: 40,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 24.9°C (77 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SE
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 2,2 x 1013 joules (6,22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0,3 atomic bombs!) [saperne di più]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 5.745 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 5.51 kmNew Britain Region, P.n.g., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 5.757 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGeoAu
M 5.458 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 5.830 km86 Km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.458 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG

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76.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Felt at kimbe MMI is 2-3 | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
Hoskins, West New Britain / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake 79 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 9 Oct 1:58 am (GMT +10)

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 79 km southeast of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on 9 Oct 1:58 am (GMT +10)

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