Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 2:18 am (GMT +10) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 2:18 am (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 202 km depth

18 Oct 16:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 22 minutes.
18 Oct 18:06: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 206.0 to 202.0 km (from 128 to 126 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards WSW.
Date & time: Oct 18, 2021 16:18:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 2:18 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 202.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.51°S / 147.04°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea)
Antipode: 5.51°N / 32.96°W
Nearest volcano: Long Island (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) N of Lae (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) ESE of Madang (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NE of Kainantu (pop: 8,510) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) NNE of Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) ENE of Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) N of Wau (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) ENE of Kundiawa (pop: 9,380) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) WNW of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) NNE of Kerema (pop: 5,650) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) N of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.8°C (84 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.3202 kmPapua New Guinea: EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.EMSC
4.3206 km135 Km N of Lae, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.2212 kmPapua New Guinea: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G.GFZ

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