Strong Earthquake New Guinea. Papua New Guinea 04-Mar-18 (E180631956)

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Derived from USGS and other event data. See details below.
Automated Preliminary Details – subject to review.

Magnitude 6.0 [subject to review and confirmation]

Small Location map

  • Date-Time: 2018-03-04T19:56:18.110Z (utc)
  • Earthquake location: 6.307°S, 142.620°E
  • Seismic Region: 16 – New Guinea
  • Seismic Geo Area: 202 – New Guinea. Papua New Guinea
  • Earthquake depth: 10.0 km
  • Tsunamigenic: YES (Note this does not means there was a tsunami, just that the earthquake has characteristics that could cause a tsunami.)
  • Felt reports?: YES
  • Status: Reviewed
  • Event ID: us2000dc52
  • Version Timestamp : 2018-03-04T20:13:57.388Z


Event and Aftershocks
This link shows the event and any aftershocks during the following month using the IRIS Earthquake Browser [→] Historical Information
Mag 6+ events in region in the last 20 years ~500 miles radius of the event (Max 100) from IRIS [→]
(The current event may not appear for a few minutes or so after the time.)
The above events in the IRIS Earthquake Browser 3D viewer [→]
Location map

Celestial Data

View from moon image (Fourmilab) shows you the view of the earth from the moon (centre of the image) at the time of the event.

Lunar Perigee and Apogee

5 ← Perigee → 22 | -7 ← Apogee → 35

Perigee date + distanceApogee date + distance

2018-01-01T21:56:00.000Z356565km F -0d04h2018-01-15T02:11:00.000Z406459km N -2d00h2018-01-30T09:55:00.000Z358994km F -1d03h2018-02-11T14:17:00.000Z405700km N -4d06h2018-02-27T14:50:00.000Z363936km F -2d10h2018-03-11T09:15:00.000Z404681km N -6d03h2018-03-26T17:19:00.000Z369103km F -4d19h2018-04-08T05:33:00.000Z404144km F +7d16h2018-04-20T14:46:00.000Z368712km N +4d12h2018-05-06T00:36:00.000Z404457km F +5d23h

See Fourmilab for more details

New and Full Moon Times

17 ← New Moon → 13 | 2 ← Full Moon → 27

New Moon datesFull Moon dates

2018-01-17 02:182018-01-31 13:282018-02-15 21:072018-03-02 00:522018-03-17 13:142018-03-31 12:382018-04-16 02:002018-04-30 00:592018-05-15 11:502018-05-29 14:21

See Fourmilab for more details

Times of closest conjunctions

0 ← Conjunction → 15

Conj. DateConj. TimePlanet 1.PLanet 2.

2018-01-0700:28:29.7MarsJupiter2018-01-1305:45:52.6MercurySaturn2018-02-2118:46:38.6VenusNeptune2018-02-2512:48:22.7MercuryNeptune2018-03-0405:41:27.9MercuryVenus2018-03-1908:17:30.3MercuryVenus2018-03-2900:50:09.3VenusUranus2018-04-0212:50:15.6MarsSaturn2018-05-1312:36:49.2MercuryUranus

See TAU Astronomy Club: Mutual planetary conjunctions and occultations

Orrery at time of earthquake

The Orrery gives the position of the planets at the time of the earthquake, and the ephemeris has been set for the latitude and longitude of the event. The ephemeris shows you the positions of the principal bodies in the Solar System at the selected time, both in celestial coordinates and as seen from the event epicentre.

Space Weather

Images to follow

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