Terremoto moderado mag. 5.7 - 147 km SW of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, Tuesday, 08 Jun. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 5.7 - 147 km SW of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, Tuesday, 08 Jun. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.7 at 131 km depth

8 Jun 11:05 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 8 minutos.
8 Jun 11:05: Magnitud recalculada de 5.5 a 5.6. Profundidad recalculada de 148.0 a 149.0 km (de 92 a 93 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 2.5 km (1.5 mi) al SSE.
8 Jun 13:16: Magnitud recalculada de 5.6 a 5.7. Profundidad recalculada de 149.0 a 131.0 km (de 93 a 81 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 5 km (3.1 mi) al WNW.
Update Tue, 8 Jun 2021, 11:09
Moderate yet deep 5.6 quake hits near Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea
5.6 quake 8 Jun 8:56 pm (GMT +10)
5.6 quake 8 Jun 8:56 pm (GMT +10)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred in the evening on Tuesday 8 June 2021 at 8:56 pm local time near Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 149 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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 France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.5. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.6, and Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency at magnitude 5.4.
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 Kimbe (pop. 18,800) located 132 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 8 Jun 2021 10:56:37 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 8 Jun 8:56 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitud: 5.7
Profundidad: 131.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 5.18°S / 151.24°E (Nueva Bretaña del Este, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Volcán mas cercano: Bamus (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
129 km al ENE de Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
147 km al SO de Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
149 km al SO de Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
219 km al ENE de Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
294 km al S de Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
519 km al NE de Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
563 km al SE de Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
565 km al NE de Kokoda (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 6,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
657 km al NE de Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 20.3°C (69 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) 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.
5.7131 kmPapua New Guinea: New Britain Region, P.N.G.GFZ
5.4150 kmPapua New Guinea: New Britain Region, P.N.G.BMKG
5.7132 kmPapua New Guinea: NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
5.510 kmPapua New Guinea: Near Port MoresbyRENASS
5.7139 km134 Km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New GuineaUSGS
5.7156 kmPapua New Guinea: New Britain Region, P.N.G.GeoAu

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