Terremoto leve mag. 4.9 - Solomon Sea, 64 km SW of Torokina Islet Island, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Tuesday, 29 Dec. 2020 -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.9 - Solomon Sea, 64 km SW of Torokina Islet Island, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Tuesday, 29 Dec. 2020

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.9 at 94 km depth

29 Dec 06:33 UTC: Primero en informar: USGS después de 20 minutos.
Update Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 06:39
Light 4.9 quake hits near Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
4.9 quake 29 Dec 5:13 pm (GMT +11)
4.9 quake 29 Dec 5:13 pm (GMT +11)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, was reported only 25 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 94.3 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Tuesday 29 December 2020 at 5:13 pm local time. 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 4.9 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Arawa (pop. 40,300) located 117 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 29 Dec 2020 06:13:47 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 17:13 (GMT +11)
Magnitud: 4.9
Profundidad: 94.3 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 6.6055°S / 154.5784°E (Solomon Sea, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Bagana (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km al OSO de Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
117 km al OSO de Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
124 km al O de Buin (pop: 750) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
300 km al ONO de Gizo (New Georgia Group, Islas Salomón) (pop: 6,150) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
359 km al SE de Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
378 km al SE de Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
878 km al ENE de Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.6°C (85 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from ESE
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
RevistaProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.994 km105 Km WSW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.91 kmBOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
4.952 kmSolomon Islands, Papua New GuineaBMKG

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