Terremoto leve mag. 4.9 - Enga Province, 63 km NNW of Tari, Papua New Guinea, Monday, 15 Feb. 2021 -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.9 - Enga Province, 63 km NNW of Tari, Papua New Guinea, Monday, 15 Feb. 2021

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.9 at 96 km depth

15 Feb 07:20 UTC: Primero en informar: BMKG después de 18 minutos.
15 Feb 18:00: Magnitud recalculada de 5.0 a 4.9. Profundidad recalculada de 93.0 a 96.0 km (de 58 a 60 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 3.5 km (2.2 mi) al NNW.
Update Mon, 15 Feb 2021, 07:24
Significant magnitude 5.0 quake hits 60 km northwest of Tari, Papua New Guinea in the afternoon
5.0 quake 15 Feb 5:02 pm (GMT +10)
5.0 quake 15 Feb 5:02 pm (GMT +10)
Just 22 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Tari, Papua New Guinea. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Monday 15 February 2021 at 5:02 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 93 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Tari (pop. 8,200) located 60 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Wabag (pop. 4,000) located 116 km from the epicenter, and Wabag (pop. 4,000) 116 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 15 Feb 2021 07:02:07 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Monday, 15 Feb 2021 17:02 (GMT +10)
Magnitud: 4.9
Profundidad: 96.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 5.4°S / 142.67°E (Enga Province, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Doma Peaks (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km al NNO de Tari (pop: 8,190) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
117 km al O de Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
137 km al NO de Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
172 km al ENE de Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province) (pop: 11,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
180 km al ONO de Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
232 km al SSO de Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
310 km al ONO de Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
346 km al O de Madang (pop: 27,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
385 km al SE de Jayapura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
671 km al NO de Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 20.7°C (69 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SW
Fuente primaria de datos: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
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

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.996 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaBMKG

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