Earthquake Info: Moderate Mag. 5.2 Earthquake
Moderate magnitude earthquake 5.2 at 120 km depth
April 26 19:16 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 8 minutes.
April 26 7:20 PM: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1. Depth of hypocenter recalculated from 155.5 to 126.7 km (from 97 to 79 mi). Corrected epicenter location of 30 km (19 mi) towards SSW.
April 26 7:24 PM: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.3. Depth of hypocenter recalculated from 126.7 to 123.0 km (from 79 to 76 mi). Epicenter location corrected 2.7 km (1.7 mi) to N.
April 26 7:28 PM: Now uses USGS data updates
Updated Tue 26 April 2022, 19:24
Moderate but deep earthquake of magnitude 5.1 22 km northwest of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea
5.1 earthquake April 27 05:08 (GMT +10)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.3. Other agencies reported the same earthquake, including the German Geoscience Research Center (GFZ) at magnitude 5.3 and the National Seismic Monitoring Network (RéNaSS) at magnitude 5.4 in France.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused significant damage, but was likely felt by many people as a slight vibration in the epicenter area.
Weak tremors could have been felt at Ambunti (pop. 2,100) located 22 km from the epicenter.
Other towns near the epicenter where the quake could have been felt as a very weak tremor include Aitape (pop. 5,500) located 111 km from the epicenter, Wewak (pop. 18,200) 121 km away and Wewak (pop. 18,200) 121 kilometers away.
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Date hour : April 26, 2022 7:08:19 PM UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday April 27, 2022 at 05:08 (GMT +10)
Depth: 120.1 km
Latitude / longitude of the epicenter: 4.013°S / 142.6293°E (East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode: 4.013°N / 37.371°W
Closest volcano: Doma Peaks (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and villages:
31 km (19 mi) northwest of Ambunti (East Sepik) (pop: 2,070) –> See nearby earthquakes!
102 km (64 mi) SSE of Aitape (Sandaun) (pop: 5,550) –> See nearby earthquakes!
123 km (76 mi) WSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) –> See nearby earthquakes!
263 km (164 mi) NNW of Mendi (southern highlands) (pop: 26,300) –> See nearby earthquakes!
269 km (167 mi) SE of Jayapura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) –> See nearby earthquakes!
271 km (169 mi) northwest of Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) –> See nearby earthquakes!
272 km (169 mi) SE of Abepura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) –> See nearby earthquakes!
375 km (233 mi) WNW of madang (pop: 27,400) –> See nearby earthquakes!
787 km (489 mi) northwest of Puerto Moresby (National Capital District) (pop: 283,700) –> See nearby earthquakes!
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Main data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated energy released: 4×1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tonnes of TNT) | on seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report the same earthquake and publish similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to a few hours for the seismic parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.
|5.2||120 kilometers||30 km on the northwest of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
|5.4||10 kilometers||Papua New Guinea: near Jayapura||RENASS|
|5.1||131 kilometers||New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||GFZ|
|5.1||130 kilometers||NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA||CSEM|
|5.3||123 kilometers||New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||RaspberryShake|
|5.2||128 kilometers||New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||GeoAu|
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