Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 41 km west of Green Island, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 7:54 pm (GMT +11) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 41 km west of Green Island, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 7:54 pm (GMT +11)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 492 km depth

20 Jan 09:03 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
20 Jan 10:38: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 514.0 to 496.0 km (from 319 to 308 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (7 mi) towards WSW.
20 Jan 14:24: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 496.0 to 492.0 km (from 308 to 306 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: 20 Jan 2021 08:54:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 7:54 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 492.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.71°S / 154.94°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Tore (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
183 km (114 mi) NNW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) NNW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) NNW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) E of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) E of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) NNW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.9°C (84 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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.
M 5.0492 kmSolomon Islands, Papua New GuineaGFZ
M 4.8499 kmBOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
M 5.2505 kmSolomon Islands, Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 4.8497 km175 Km NNW of Arawa, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 5.0493 kmSolomon Islands, Papua New GuineaGeoAu

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