Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Northern Province, 177 km east of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 10 Mar 2021 4:48 am (GMT +10) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Northern Province, 177 km east of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 10 Mar 2021 4:48 am (GMT +10)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

9 Mar 19:00 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 12 minutes.
Date & time: 9 Mar 2021 18:48:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 10 Mar 2021 4:48 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.93°S / 148.7°E (Northern Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Waiowa (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
139 km (87 mi) SSE of Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SE of Kokoda (Sohe) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) ESE of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) WNW of Alotau (Milne Bay) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) WNW of Samarai (Milne Bay) (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) SE of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (235 mi) SE of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) SE of Kerema (Gulf) (pop: 5,650) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (250 mi) SSE of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 16.4°C (61 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.810 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG
4.810 kmEASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
4.42.7 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGeoAu
5.010 km126 Km SSE of Popondetta, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.825 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ

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