Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Near N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 7 February 2021 at 05:45 (GMT) - information

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 114 km northeast of Volcano Island, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 3:45 pm (GMT +10)

- Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 114 km northeast of Volcano Island, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 3:45 pm (GMT +10)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 Feb 05:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
7 Feb 05:55: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1. Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (2 mi) towards SW.
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7 Feb 06:11: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.3.
Date & time: 7 Feb 2021 05:45:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 3:45 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.56°S / 145.92°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: unnamed (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
185 km (115 mi) N of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) SW of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) E of Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) N of Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) NNE of Kundiawa (pop: 9,380) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) NE of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) NNW of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) NE of Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) NNW of Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
672 km (418 mi) NNW of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 29°C (84 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 6.310 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 5.733 kmBismarck Sea, Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 6.351 km6.0 BISMARCK SEA, Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 6.210.2 kmPapua New Guinea [Sea]INGV
M 6.018 kmBismarck Sea, Papua New GuineaGeoAu
M 6.310 kmBismarck Sea, Papua New GuineaUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

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Port Moresby / not felt : p | 2 users found this interesting.
Bialla (621.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kerema, Gulf province / not felt : It was a normal Sunday 7th February morning..I did not feel any sign or movement of the earth.
Port Moresby / not felt
Waila City (3896.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
I did not tell you the t to see you tomorrow and t (6857 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
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