Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Aitape, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea

mar, 12 ene 2021, 10:43
10:43 AM | POR: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.8 quake 12 Jan 7:23 pm (GMT +9)
4.8 quake 12 Jan 7:23 pm (GMT +9)
A shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported early evening near Aitape, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea.
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the quake hit on Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 7:23 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
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 Aitape (pop. 5,500) located 69 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:
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Fecha & hora: 12 Jan 2021 7:23 pm (GMT +9) local time (12 Jan 2021 10:23 GMT)
Magnitud: 4.8
Prof.: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 2.53°S / 142.24°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Fuente primaria de datos: BMKG

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