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, 12:18Significant 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)
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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