Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 124 km northeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 10:01 pm (GMT +10) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 124 km northeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 10:01 pm (GMT +10)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

3 Aug 12:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
3 Aug 14:38: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1. Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards E.
3 Aug 16:16: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Update Tue, 3 Aug 2021, 12:18
Significant magnitude 5.2 quake hits 122 km northeast of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea late at night
5.2 quake 3 Aug 10:01 pm (GMT +10)
5.2 quake 3 Aug 10:01 pm (GMT +10)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.2 quake in Papua New Guinea near Lorengau, Manus District, Manus Province, only 17 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Tuesday 3 August 2021 at 10:01 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2 as well.
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 Lorengau (pop. 5,800) located 122 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Aug 3, 2021 12:01:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 10:01 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.45°S / 148.22°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode: 1.45°N / 31.78°W
Nearest volcano: Tuluman (St. Andrew Strait) (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) ENE of Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) WNW of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
499 km (310 mi) NNE of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
534 km (332 mi) NW of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
553 km (344 mi) NW of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
901 km (560 mi) N of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
5.210 kmPapua New Guinea: Admiralty Islands Region, P.N.G.GFZ
5.510 km111 Km ENE of Lorengau, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.93.7 kmPapua New Guinea: Admiralty Islands Region, P.N.G.GeoAu
5.210 kmPapua New Guinea: Admiralty Islands Region, P.N.G.BMKG

User reports for this quake (1)

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Lorengau town, Manus Province Papua New Guinea / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Weak shaking,I dont think everyone felt it. I figured it was an earthquake because my room door was making noise which woke me from my sleep.  
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