Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 150 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 7:26 am (GMT +10) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 150 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 7:26 am (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 69 km depth

25 Jan 21:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
25 Jan 21:43: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 69.0 km (from 6.2 to 43 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 20 km (13 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 25 Jan 2021 21:26:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 7:26 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 69.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.6°S / 151.78°E (Solomon Sea, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ulawun (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
150 km (93 mi) SSW of Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SSW of Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) E of Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) ENE of Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) SSE of Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
526 km (327 mi) NE of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
668 km (415 mi) NE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.9°C (77 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.969 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
5.180 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
5.135 km135 Km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.7169 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG

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