Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake 120 km southeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea
Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 16:4016:40 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 16 minutes ago 120 km southeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
4.9 quake Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea, Sep 14, 2021 2:22 am (GMT +10)
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 57 km beneath the epicenter near Lorengau, Manus District, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea, early morning on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021, at 2:22 am local time. 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lorengau (pop. 5,800) located 120 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Sep 14, 2021 2:22 am (GMT +10) local time (13 Sep 2021 16:22 GMT)
Depth: 57.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.07°S / 147.58°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Primary data source: BMKG
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