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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, 185 km north of Madang, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, Feb 7, 2021 at 3:45 pm (GMT +10)

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Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 185 km north of Madang, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, Feb 7, 2021 at 3:45 pm (GMT +10) Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 185 km north of Madang, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday, Feb 7, 2021 at 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: Feb 7, 2021 05:45:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Feb 7, 2021 at 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)
Antipode: 3.56°N / 34.08°W
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!
304 km (189 mi) N of Kainantu (pop: 8,510) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) NE of 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!
672 km (418 mi) NNW of Puerto 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!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.310 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaGFZ
5.733 kmBismarck Sea, Papua New GuineaBMKG
6.351 km6.0 BISMARCK SEA, Papua New GuineaEMSC
6.210.2 kmPapua New Guinea [Sea]INGV
6.018 kmBismarck Sea, Papua New GuineaGeoAu
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)
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
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
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 5, 2021 19:51
41 weeks ago
4.8

10 km
Bismarck Sea, 196 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Jul 19, 2021 20:30
44 weeks ago
5.8

10 km
Bismarck Sea, 228 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Jul 19, 2021 20:24
44 weeks ago
4.6

110 km
Bismarck Sea, 206 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Jul 19, 2021 20:00
44 weeks ago
4.7

93 km
Bismarck Sea, 154 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Jul 18, 2021 09:35
44 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
Bismarck Sea, 175 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Jun 3, 2021 15:32
51 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
Bismarck Sea, 232 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Jun 1, 2021 21:41
51 weeks ago
4.7

53 km
Bismarck Sea, 157 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Apr 27, 2021 15:01
1 year 4 weeks ago
4.6

57 km
Bismarck Sea, 134 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Apr 27, 2021 11:04
1 year 4 weeks ago
5.5

10 km
Bismarck Sea, 199 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Apr 27, 2021 10:40
1 year 4 weeks ago - felt
5.2

10 km
Bismarck Sea, 202 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Apr 27, 2021 08:05
1 year 4 weeks ago
6.1

10 km
Bismarck Sea, 195 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Apr 27, 2021 08:03
1 year 4 weeks ago
5.0

27 km
Bismarck Sea, 200 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Apr 27, 2021 02:12
1 year 4 weeks ago
5.6

10 km
Bismarck Sea, 208 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Apr 10, 2021 12:27
1 year 6 weeks ago
4.6

118 km
Bismarck Sea, 162 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore
Apr 10, 2021 11:38
1 year 6 weeks ago - felt
6.1

10 km
Bismarck Sea, 196 km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaMore

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