Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 21 km northwest of Kandrian, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 13 January 2021 at 16:02 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Solomon Sea, 21 km northwest of Kandrian, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 13 January 2021 at 16:02 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 56 km depth

13 Jan 22:42 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 hours.
Date & time: 13 Jan 2021 16:02:36 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 55.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.0826°S / 149.4057°E (Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Garbuna (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) NW of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SW of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) ENE of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) NNE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) ENE of Wau (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) ENE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) SW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) WSW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) ESE of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NNE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) WSW of New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) ENE of Pilelo Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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

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M 4.956 km20 Km NW of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.089 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG

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Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 21 km northwest of Kandrian, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 13 January 2021 at 16:02 (GMT)
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