Earthquake with magnitude of Mwpd 7.4 on date 05-05-2015 and time 03:44:04 (Italy) in region Papua New Guinea [Land]

A magnitude Mwpd 7.4 earthquake occured in region: Papua New Guinea [Land], on

  • 05-05-2015 01:44:04 (UTC)
  • 05-05-2015 03:44:04 (UTC +02:00) Italian time
  • 05-05-2015 12:44:04 (UTC +11:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Pacific/Bougainville)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) -5.45, 151.83 at 10 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

Search earthquakes: Any within 30 km radius

The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

No Italian municipalities within 100 km from the epicenter with at least 50000 inhabitants.

Recent and historical Seismicity

These maps show the seismicity for different time windows. The earthquake locations reported in these maps are determined in quasi real-time by the personnel on duty in the seismic surveillance center of INGV in Rome. Note that the earthquake source parameters (hypocentral location and magnitude) are the best estimates obstained with the available data and they are adjourned as additional data become available. The source parameters obtained by the personnel on duty are then revised by the group in charge of the INGV Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV).

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

This map reports the earthquake epicenters located in the past 72 hours (3 days) from the time this page has been generated. The radius of the circle representing the earthquake on the map scales with magnitude. The color depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes of the last 90 days

Earthquakes of the last 90 days

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 1.0 earthquake epicenters located using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 2.5 earthquake epicenters located using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Significant earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2006

Significant earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2006

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT11 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2011 version) with estimated magnitude ≥ 5.0 since 1000 AD until 2006. The epicenters are represented by squares which sides scale with the estimated earthquake magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Seismic hazard

Seismic hazard maps provide probabilistic estimates of the earthquake ground shaking exceeding a given threshold in a given geographic region within a given time window. Thus, it is not a deterministic prediction - a target that may be never reached given the complexity of the earthquake physical phenomenon - nor of the maximum expected earthquake since this has extremely low probabilities to occur.

In 2004, it was published the seismic hazard map of Italy (http://zonesismiche.mi.ingv.it) that provides a picture of the most hazardous geographic regions. The seismic hazard map of Italy (GdL MPS, 2004; rif. Ordinanza PCM del 28 aprile 2006, n. 3519, All. 1b) provides the 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years of the horizontal acceleration at rock sites (i.e., Vs30>800 m/s; cat. A, 3.2.1 of the D.M. 14.09.2005).

The colours indicate the various values of the ground acceleration that have 10% to be exceeded within 50 years. In general, the colours associated to low values of acceleration refer to areas that are less hazardous and stronger earthquakes repeat less frequently although they may still occur.

Seismic hazard map

Seismic hazard map

This map shows the seismic hazard map of Italy for the region where the earthquake occurred.
Shakemap
Felt maps
The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

This map shows the distribution of the effects of the earthquake on the territory in terms of the MCS (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg) intensity scale. The intensities are determined using the data provided in the questionnaire (http://www.haisentitoilterremoto.it/) that are analysed using robust statistical techniques since they are not verified individually. Specifically, the assignment of MCS intensities greater or equal the VI degree of the MCS scale require opportune in situ verification by professional experts. The purple start shows the epicenter. This map is prepared every so often that the population fill in new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires used to determine the map and the date and time of the last adjournment are shown in the upper right part of the panel.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 100 mb 6.4
Mwp 7.3
Mwpd 7.4
2015-05-05
01:44:04
-5.45 151.83 10 2015-05-05
01:59:47
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 18892011
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2015-05-05 01:44:04
Latitude -5.45
Longitude 151.83
Depth (km) 10 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin automatic
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV-A
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 18892011

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 20841
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 19286
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 15
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 16822.4
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 24.7546
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 84
Number of defining phases 84
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 3.17822
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 1.30234
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 55.82594
Number of stations at which the event was observed 78
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 78
Magnitudes information

Mwpd:7.4

Field Value
Value 7.4
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 59
Type of magnitude Mwpd
Reference to an origin 18892011
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2015-05-05 01:59:49

Mwp:7.3

Field Value
Value 7.3
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 62
Type of magnitude Mwp
Reference to an origin 18892011
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2015-05-05 01:59:49

mb:6.4

Field Value
Value 6.4
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 63
Type of magnitude mb
Reference to an origin 18892011
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2015-05-05 01:59:49
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
GE.LHMI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:53:39.22 10.0 positive automatic P 280 55.8259 -0.834392 0.305803
GE.GSI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:53:30.27 10.0 positive automatic P 276 54.5967 -0.9341 0.492318
IU.YSS.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:53:23.75 10.0 positive automatic P 352 53.0168 4.10997 0.417866
IU.XMAS.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:53:08.47 10.0 negative automatic P 83 51.2167 2.24092 0.533929
GE.BKNI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:53:04.22 10.0 positive automatic P 275 51.0356 -0.651969 0.524652
TM.UBPT.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:53:00.50 10.0 positive automatic P 295 50.3734 0.611513 0.530335
AU.MCQ.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:53:00.57 10.0 negative automatic P 175 49.3855 8.2088 0.563837
JP.JEW.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:52:54.25 10.0 positive automatic P 350 49.2 3.27842 0.363839
GE.MNAI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:52:52.72 10.0 positive automatic P 269 48.6888 5.67953 0.271907
IU.INCN.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:52:47.72 10.0 positive automatic P 333 48.9242 -1.11388 0.571499
MY.KOM.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:52:45.07 10.0 positive automatic P 277 48.4626 -0.210991 0
JP.JEM.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:52:39.35 10.0 positive automatic P 351 48.1197 -3.2805 0.276423
II.ERM.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:52:39.47 10.0 positive automatic P 351 48.1157 -3.12993 0.276454
AU.XMI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:52:34.12 10.0 positive automatic P 261 45.9243 8.59727 0.294191
JP.JTM.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:52:33.10 10.0 positive automatic P 349 47.2791 -3.01976 0.28316
IU.MIDW.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:52:21.35 10.0 positive automatic P 40 44.8817 4.12769 0.420717
JP.JTU.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:52:18.25 10.0 positive automatic P 334 45.228 -1.72622 0.299943
JP.JSD.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:52:17.20 10.0 positive automatic P 345 45.2797 -3.20305 0.299514
JP.JMM.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:52:11.10 10.0 positive automatic P 348 44.5167 -3.21864 0.305875
IU.JOHN.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:52:11.12 10.0 positive automatic P 59 44.1712 -0.410106 0.308778
NZ.ODZ.HHZ.10 2015-05-05T01:52:07.49 10.0 positive automatic P 160 42.8634 6.45104 0.716993
JP.JHS.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:52:07.80 10.0 positive automatic P 338 44.1201 -3.40172 0.6395
IU.MAJO.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:52:04.77 10.0 positive automatic P 344 43.8851 -4.53881 0.43567
IU.NWAO.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:52:04.37 10.0 positive automatic P 225 42.3082 7.82801 0.671468
JP.JWT.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:52:03.60 10.0 positive automatic P 340 43.5652 -3.09108 0.582961
JP.JNU.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:52:02.50 10.0 positive automatic P 334 43.3883 -2.82785 0.441569
JP.JGF.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:59.90 10.0 positive automatic P 343 43.2441 -4.26704 0.316635
JP.JYT.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:59.00 10.0 positive automatic P 346 43.0807 -3.75852 0.31803
JP.JMN.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:57.65 10.0 positive automatic P 338 42.7025 -2.12483 0.679897
IU.TATO.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:51:57.27 10.0 positive automatic P 317 42.3678 0.283218 0.453812
JP.JSU.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:54.25 10.0 positive automatic P 332 42.2068 -1.46484 0.580869
MY.KSM.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:54.02 10.0 positive automatic P 278 42.0377 -0.261611 0.607295
NZ.KHZ.HHZ.10 2015-05-05T01:51:48.17 10.0 positive automatic P 156 41.6809 -3.19527 0.729117
AU.MORW.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:47.40 10.0 positive automatic P 231 41.237 -0.363459 0.698675
JP.YOJ.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:46.20 10.0 positive automatic P 318 41.0107 0.347897 0.335967
JP.JHJ2.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:43.65 10.0 positive automatic P 344 40.2111 4.39593 0.678596
MY.SBM.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:40.47 10.0 positive automatic P 280 40.3455 0.0758213 0.66185
AU.GIRL.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:39.90 10.0 negative automatic P 241 40.1306 1.3018 0.744774
NZ.URZ.HHZ.10 2015-05-05T01:51:35.06 10.0 negative automatic P 149 40.0405 -2.78399 0.596071
JP.JOW.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:32.50 10.0 positive automatic P 326 39.5188 -1.02269 0.690808
GE.JAGI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:15.22 10.0 positive automatic P 263 37.5014 -1.33173 0.79625
MY.KKM.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:14.72 10.0 positive automatic P 287 37.3606 -0.751009 0.684906
IU.KNTN.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:51:14.05 10.0 positive automatic P 87 36.4518 6.44624 0.789098
IU.AFI.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:51:13.27 10.0 positive automatic P 106 36.809 2.50239 0.773269
JP.JMZ.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:51:11.95 10.0 positive automatic P 328 37.113 -1.28731 0.649386
NZ.OUZ.HHZ.10 2015-05-05T01:51:04.40 10.0 negative automatic P 149 35.902 1.49175 0.83637
MY.LDM.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:50:55.77 10.0 positive automatic P 287 34.9336 1.17167 0.659699
IU.MBWA.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:50:53.52 10.0 positive automatic P 240 34.837 -0.243435 0.850171
AU.FORT.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:50:42.52 10.0 positive automatic P 219 33.7631 -1.9269 0.893679
AU.TOO.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:50:35.35 10.0 positive automatic P 189 32.6363 0.656898 0.885496
II.KAPI.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:50:27.82 10.0 positive automatic P 269 31.9384 -0.688388 0.420385
AU.HTT.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:50:14.67 10.0 positive automatic P 202 30.4434 -0.73633 0.942941
AU.WRKA.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:50:07.57 10.0 positive automatic P 227 29.8715 -2.76454 0.963855
GE.LUWI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:50:05.52 10.0 positive automatic P 278 29.3309 0.0851468 0.769231
GE.MMRI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:50:04.22 10.0 positive automatic P 262 29.5271 -2.97987 0.43956
AU.FITZ.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:49:56.34 10.0 positive automatic P 241 28.5252 -1.96266 0.97561
AU.RIV.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:49:54.10 10.0 negative automatic P 181 28.3856 -2.94023 0.506329
GE.SOEI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:49:51.62 10.0 positive automatic P 259 27.6411 1.05182 0.909091
GE.SANI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:49:33.92 10.0 positive automatic P 277 25.9997 -1.6889 0.43956
AU.ARMA.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:49:24.17 10.0 positive automatic P 180 24.9687 -2.26381 0.97561
ND.MARNC.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:49:05.34 10.0 negative automatic P 137 22.435 3.80127 0.952381
II.WRAB.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:48:58.37 10.0 negative automatic P 228 22.3201 -2.00695 0.952381
AU.QLP.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:48:57.80 10.0 positive automatic P 198 22.3397 -2.7635 0.941176
GE.BNDI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:48:54.57 10.0 positive automatic P 271 21.8557 -0.79049 0.43956
AU.MTN.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:48:53.82 10.0 positive automatic P 249 21.7089 0.0183168 0.869565
G.DZM.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:48:52.20 10.0 negative automatic P 141 21.8202 -2.92809 0.909091
II.KWAJ.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:48:47.32 10.0 positive automatic P 48 21.2318 -1.33017 0.888889
GE.SAUI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:48:42.17 10.0 positive automatic P 262 20.5388 0.991004 0.43956
AU.KDU.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:48:39.30 10.0 negative automatic P 248 20.4199 -0.581407 0.869565
GE.FAKI.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:48:30.67 10.0 positive automatic P 277 19.6849 -1.21892 0.43956
ND.KOUNC.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:48:25.64 10.0 negative automatic P 142 19.3494 -2.5656 0.615385
G.SANVU.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:48:11.50 10.0 negative automatic P 125 18.1089 -2.72346 0.714286
IU.CTAO.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:47:40.32 10.0 positive automatic P 200 15.6081 -2.38234 0.8
AU.COEN.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:46:55.30 10.0 positive automatic P 224 12.0391 1.02574 0.97561
IU.HNR.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:46:09.30 10.0 positive automatic P 117 8.9852 -3.13147 0.987654
GE.PMG.BHZ.00 2015-05-05T01:45:33.82 10.0 negative automatic P 229 6.0935 1.08723 0.701754
AU.MANU.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:45:32.45 10.0 positive automatic P 307 5.6031 6.43701 0.0879121
AU.RABL.BHZ. 2015-05-05T01:44:27.12 10.0 negative automatic P 15 1.3023 0.238936 0.930233
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Focal Mechanisms

Focal Mechanisms

This map reports the focal mechanisms since 1977 in the region. The white and red beach ball symbols are mechanisms determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) and are determined for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when there is a good source-receiver geometry of the target earthquake, the RCMT can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.0. The blue and white beach ball symbols indicate the mechanisms obtained from application of the Time Domain Moment Tensor (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt.html). This technique is used for M ≥ 3.5. The size of the beach ball sysmbol scales with the calculated moment magnitude, Mw.
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