Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 233 km northeast of Madang, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesday, 21 July 2021 at 14:26 (GMT)

Terremoto muy fuerte magnitud 6.1 - Bismarck Sea, 233 km NNE of Madang, Papua New Guinea, 22 Jul 12:26 am (GMT +10)

Terremoto muy fuerte magnitud 6.1 - Bismarck Sea, 233 km NNE of Madang, Papua New Guinea, 22 Jul 12:26 am (GMT +10)

Terremoto muy fuerte magnitud 6.1 at 10 km depth

21 Jul 14:34 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
21 Jul 14:36: Magnitud recalculada de 5.7 a 5.6. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 3.1 km (2 mi) al NE.
21 Jul 16:22: Magnitud recalculada de 5.6 a 6.1.
Fecha & hora: 21 Jul 2021 14:26:03 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 22 Jul 12:26 am (GMT +10)
Magnitud: 6.1
Prof.: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 3.39°S / 146.81°E (Mar de Bismarck, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Antipode: 3.39°N / 33.19°W
Volcán mas cercano: Baluan (105 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
159 km al SSO de Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
233 km al NNE de Madang (pop: 27,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
339 km al NNE de Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
353 km al E de Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
371 km al N de Lae (pop: 76,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
396 km al NE de Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
425 km al N de Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
440 km al ONO de Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
465 km al NE de Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
678 km al N de Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from E
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 GWh, equivalente a 21301 toneladas de TNT o 1.3 bombas atomicas!) Más info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.110 kmPapua New Guinea: Bismarck SeaGFZ
5.910 kmPapua New Guinea: BISMARCK SEAEMSC
5.510 kmPapua New Guinea: Near LaeRENASS
5.710 kmPapua New Guinea: Bismarck SeaBMKG
6.08.7 km150 Km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New GuineaUSGS
6.110 kmPapua New Guinea: Bismarck SeaGeoAu

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 sismos)

  • 14 Sep 2021 03:54 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Jul 2021 23:07 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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