Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 196 km north of Madang, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 10 April 2021 at 11:38 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 196 km north of Madang, Papua New Guinea, on 10 Apr 9:38 pm (GMT +10)

- Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 196 km north of Madang, Papua New Guinea, on 10 Apr 9:38 pm (GMT +10)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Apr 11:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
10 Apr 11:48: Epicenter location corrected by 6.8 km (4.2 mi) towards S.
10 Apr 13:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.1. Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 10 Apr 2021 11:38:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 10 Apr 9:38 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.46°S / 145.66°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bam (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
196 km (122 mi) N of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) E of Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) SW of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (182 mi) N of Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) NNE of Kundiawa (pop: 9,380) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) NNE of Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) NE of Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) NNW of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) NNW of Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
689 km (428 mi) NNW of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 10 m/s (20 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.110 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaGFZ
6.02 kmNEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG., Papua New GuineaEMSC
6.262 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaBMKG
5.410 kmNear Lae, Papua New GuineaRENASS
6.010.2 kmNear North Coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea [Sea: Papua New Guinea]INGV
6.010 km195 Km N of Madang, Papua New GuineaUSGS
6.015 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaGeoAu

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Calistoga Ca USA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : It was a jolt, strong quick shake and over | 2 users found this interesting.  
Honiara (1716.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Düsseldorf (13482.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
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