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.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
Download the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app and get one of the fastest seismic alerts online:
Android | iOS

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
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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
5.210 kmPapua New Guinea: Admiralty Islands Region, P.N.G.GFZ
5.510 kmPapua New Guinea: ADMIRALTY ISLANDS REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
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)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Translate
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.  
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks

More info

Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes)


So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.