Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, 182 km southeast of Jayapura, Indonesia, on Friday, 22 Jan 2021 7:26 pm (GMT +10) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, 182 km southeast of Jayapura, Indonesia, on Friday, 22 Jan 2021 7:26 pm (GMT +10)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 49 km depth

22 Jan 09:35 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
22 Jan 15:15: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 49.0 km (from 6.2 to 30 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards ESE.
Date & time: 22 Jan 2021 09:26:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 22 Jan 2021 7:26 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.93°S / 141.57°E (West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) SW of Aitape (Sandaun) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSE of Vanimo (Sandaun) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSE of Vanimo (Sandaun) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) SE of Abepura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SSE of Jayapura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) W of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (166 mi) NW of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NW of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) NW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
872 km (542 mi) NW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 25.1°C (77 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
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.
M 4.949 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaBMKG
M 4.756 km133 Km SW of Aitape, Papua New GuineaUSGS
M 4.851 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaGFZ

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