Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 60 km northeast of Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, on 11 Jun 5:00 pm (GMT +10) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 60 km northeast of Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, on 11 Jun 5:00 pm (GMT +10)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 90 km depth

11 Jun 07:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
11 Jun 11:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.0 to 90.0 km (from 62 to 56 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards WNW.
Update Fri, 11 Jun 2021, 07:18
Moderate yet deep 5.1 quake hits near Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
5.1 quake 11 Jun 5:00 pm (GMT +10)
5.1 quake 11 Jun 5:00 pm (GMT +10)
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake near Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, was reported only 17 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 100 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Friday 11 June 2021 at 5:00 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.1.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kainantu (pop. 8,500) located 62 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lae (pop. 76,300) located 107 km from the epicenter, Goroka (pop. 18,500) 107 km away, and Madang (pop. 27,400) 108 km away.
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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 11 Jun 2021 07:00:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 11 Jun 5:00 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 90.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.99°S / 146.32°E (Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Long Island (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) NE of Kainantu (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 8,510) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (64 mi) E of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (64 mi) E of Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) SE of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NW of Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NNW of Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NNW of Wau (Morobe) (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) E of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) E of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NNW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 13.4°C (56 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from SSE
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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.090 kmPapua New Guinea: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G.GFZ
5.11 kmPapua New Guinea: EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.EMSC
5.1108 km54 Km NE of Kainantu, Papua New GuineaUSGS
5.0102 kmPapua New Guinea: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G.GeoAu
5.3104 kmPapua New Guinea: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G.BMKG

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