Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 63 km west of Bulolo, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 2:52 am (GMT +10) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 63 km west of Bulolo, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 2:52 am (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 185 km depth

16 Mar 17:27 UTC: First to report: USGS after 36 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Mar 2021 16:52:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 2:52 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 185.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.1658°S / 146.071°E (Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Yelia (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) W of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WNW of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) NNE of Kerema (Gulf) (pop: 5,650) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) WSW of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSE of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) S of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) SE of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NNW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) ESE of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) NW of Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 16°C (61 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.4185 km63 Km W of Bulolo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.4175 kmEASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
4.2174 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ

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