Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 195 km north of Madang, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 27 April 2021 at 08:05 (GMT)

Terremoto muy fuerte magnitud 6.1 - Bismarck Sea, 195 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea, Tuesday, 27 Apr. 2021

- Terremoto muy fuerte magnitud 6.1 - Bismarck Sea, 195 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea, Tuesday, 27 Apr. 2021

Terremoto muy fuerte magnitud 6.1 at 10 km depth

27 Apr 08:13 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 8 minutos.
27 Apr 08:14: Magnitud recalculada de 6.0 a 5.9. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 5.7 km (3.5 mi) al S.
27 Apr 08:23: Magnitud recalculada de 5.9 a 6.1. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 1.1 km (0.7 mi) al O.
Fecha & hora: 27 Apr 2021 08:05:32 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 27 Apr 6:05 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitud: 6.1
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 3.49°S / 145.53°E (Mar de Bismarck, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Bam (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
195 km al N de Madang (pop: 27,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
211 km al E de Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
252 km al SO de Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
288 km al NNE de Kundiawa (pop: 9,380) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
289 km al N de Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
300 km al NNE de Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
361 km al NE de Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
395 km al NNO de Lae (pop: 76,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
431 km al NNO de Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
690 km al NNO de Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 28.8°C (84 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from N
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.110 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaGFZ
5.910 kmNEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG., Papua New GuineaEMSC
6.210 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaBMKG
5.610 kmNear Lae, Papua New GuineaRENASS
6.110 km174 Km ENE of Angoram, Papua New GuineaUSGS
6.010.2 kmNear North Coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea [Sea: Papua New Guinea]INGV
6.110 kmNear N. Coast of New Guinea, PNG., Papua New GuineaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
1499.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 01 Jun 2021 21:41 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Apr 2021 15:01 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    57 km (35.4 mi) depth
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Apr 2021 11:04 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Apr 2021 10:40 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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