Moderate magnitude 4.9 quake hits 101 km southwest of Buin, Papua New Guinea early morning
Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 16:0616:06 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A moderately shallow magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported early morning near Buin, South Bougainville, North Solomons, Papua New Guinea.
4.9 quake 27 Mar 2:46 am (GMT +11)
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the quake hit on Saturday 27 March 2021 at 2:46 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 47 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.9.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Buin (pop. 750) located 101 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 27 Mar 2021 2:46 am (GMT +11) local time (26 Mar 2021 15:46 GMT)
Depth: 47.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.47°S / 155.14°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Primary data source: BMKG
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