Terremoto moderado mag. 5.2 - 99 km W of Ambunti, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, Sunday, 18 Apr. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 5.2 - 99 km W of Ambunti, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, Sunday, 18 Apr. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.2 at 97 km depth

18 Apr 04:05 UTC: Primero en informar: BMKG después de 5 minutos.
18 Apr 04:10: Profundidad recalculada de 151.0 a 97.0 km (de 94 a 60 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 34 km (21 mi) al SO.
18 Apr 04:15: Ubicación del epicentro corregida 2.5 km (1.5 mi) al NNE.
Update Sun, 18 Apr 2021, 04:09
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near Ambunti, Ambunti-Dreikikir, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
5.2 quake 18 Apr 2:00 pm (GMT +10)
5.2 quake 18 Apr 2:00 pm (GMT +10)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 5.2 quake in Papua New Guinea near Ambunti, Ambunti-Dreikikir, East Sepik Province, only 8 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Sunday 18 April 2021 at 2:00 pm local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 151 km. 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ambunti (pop. 2,100) located 73 km from the epicenter, and Aitape (pop. 5,500) 119 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 18 Apr 2021 04:00:36 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 18 Apr 2:00 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitud: 5.2
Profundidad: 97.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 4.37°S / 141.94°E (East Sepik Province, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Doma Peaks (216 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km al O de Ambunti (East Sepik) (pop: 2,070) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
144 km al SSO de Aitape (Sandaun) (pop: 5,550) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
209 km al OSO de Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
209 km al OSO de Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
245 km al SE de Abepura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
245 km al SE de Hollandia (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
274 km al NO de Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
303 km al ONO de Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
437 km al ONO de Madang (pop: 27,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
808 km al NO de Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 27.5°C (82 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from SSW
Fuente primaria de datos: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Energía liberada estimada: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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RevistaProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
5.297 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaBMKG
4.690 km130 Km W of Ambunti, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.690 kmNEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEAEMSC

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