A strong earthquake of 5.7 magnitude at a depth of 24 km
13 Aug 04:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
13 Aug 04:24: Size recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4. The location of the earthquake was corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) to the NE.
13 Aug 04:27: Size recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5. The location of the earthquake was corrected to 8.5 km (5.3 mi) to the NNW.
13 Aug 04:28: Now using data updates from USGS
Update on 13 August 2023, 04:24
Magnitude 5.5 earthquake near Kandrian, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea
5.5 earthquake 13 Aug 2:09 (GMT +10)
Our monitoring service has identified a second report from RaspberryShake’s citizen-seismograph network, which lists the earthquake at magnitude 5.5.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the earthquake may not have caused significant damage, but a slight tremor in the epicenter area may have been felt by many.
Weak tremors may have been felt at Gondrian (pop. 1000), located 99 km from the epicenter.
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Information: When multiple agencies report on the same earthquake and post similar data, you can have more confidence in the data. It usually takes a few hours until the earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimal accuracy.
|5.7||24 km||94 km WSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
|5.7||24 km||Papua New Guinea: New Britain Territory, PNG||Raspberry Shake|
|5.8||15 km||Papua New Guinea [Sea]||I.N.G.V|
|5.5||10 km||New Britain Territory, Papua New Guinea||GFZ|
|5.6||12 km||New Britain Territory, Papua New Guinea||GeoAu|
|5.7||10 km||Papua New Guinea: New Britain Territory, PNG||IRIS|
|5.1||10 km||Papua New Guinea: Near Port Moresby||RENASS|
Recorded aftershocks, latest to (0 earthquakes) (so far, updated frequently)
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