Terremoto leve mag. 4.9 - Bismarck Sea, 113 km NE of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, Friday, 21 May. 2021 -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.9 - Bismarck Sea, 113 km NE of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, Friday, 21 May. 2021

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.9 at 114 km depth

21 May 02:56 UTC: Primero en informar: USGS después de 18 minutos.
Update Fri, 21 May 2021, 03:00
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
4.9 quake 21 May 12:38 pm (GMT +10)
4.9 quake 21 May 12:38 pm (GMT +10)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, was reported only 22 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 114 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Friday 21 May 2021 at 12:38 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 Lae (pop. 76,300) located 113 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 21 May 2021 02:38:25 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 21 May 12:38 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitud: 4.9
Profundidad: 114.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 5.8872°S / 147.5711°E (Mar de Bismarck, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Umboi (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
113 km al NE de Lae (pop: 76,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
179 km al NE de Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
187 km al NNE de Wau (pop: 14,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
194 km al ENE de Kainantu (pop: 8,510) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
211 km al ESE de Madang (pop: 27,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
243 km al E de Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
287 km al O de Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
328 km al NNO de Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
370 km al E de Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
402 km al N de Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 29.3°C (85 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from SE
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
4.9114 km80 Km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.9107 kmPapua New Guinea: EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.EMSC
5.0102 kmPapua New Guinea: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G.GeoAu
5.0119 kmPapua New Guinea: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G.GFZ
5.210 kmPapua New Guinea: Near LaeRENASS

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