Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 7 km northeast of Bulumuri, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 11:50 am (GMT +10) -

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Bismarck Sea, 7 km northeast of Bulumuri, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 11:50 am (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 339 km depth

26 Nov 02:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
26 Nov 02:11: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 353.0 to 339.0 km (from 219 to 211 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9 mi) towards S.
Update Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 02:48
Light 4.9 quake hits near Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
4.9 quake 26 Nov 11:50 am (GMT +10)
4.9 quake 26 Nov 11:50 am (GMT +10)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Kimbe was reported 57 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a great depth of 339 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 11.50 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well. A third agency, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.4.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kimbe (pop. 18,800) located 64 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Nov 2020 01:50:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 11:50 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 339.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.98°S / 150.19°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Dakataua (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) N of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) NNE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) WSW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) WSW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) SSW of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (250 mi) ENE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (286 mi) SE of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) ENE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) NE of Wau (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
602 km (374 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) N of Taure Islet Island --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) NW of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from S
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.9339 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 4.4353 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 4.9339 km63 Km N of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 4.4355 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 4.4353 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG

User reports for this quake

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Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 7 km northeast of Bulumuri, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 11:50 am (GMT +10)
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