Terremoto moderado mag. 5.0 - Solomon Sea, 97 km S of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, domingo, 19 sep 2021 09:06 (GMT +11) -

Terremoto moderado mag. 5.0 - Solomon Sea, 97 km S of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, domingo, 19 sep 2021 09:06 (GMT +11)

Terremoto moderado magnitud 5.0 at 35 km depth

18 Sep 22:25 UTC: Primero en informar: USGS después de 19 minutos.
Update Sat, 18 Sep 2021, 22:30
Significant magnitude 5.0 earthquake 97 km south of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
5.0 quake 19 Sep 9:06 am (GMT +11)
5.0 quake 19 Sep 9:06 am (GMT +11)
Just 24 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, at 9:06 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 35 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0 as well.
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 Buin (pop. 750) located 38 km from the epicenter, Panguna (pop. 2,900) 89 km away, Arawa (pop. 40,300) 97 km away, and Kieta (pop. 3,600) 98 km away.
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Earthquake data

Fecha & hora: 18 Sep 2021 22:06:07 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: domingo, 19 sep 2021 09:06 (GMT +11)
Magnitud: 5
Prof.: 35.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 7.0925°S / 155.682°E (Solomon Sea, Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Antipode: 7.093°N / 24.318°W
Volcán mas cercano: Loloru (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km al S de Buin (pop: 750) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
89 km al SSE de Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
97 km al S de Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
170 km al NO de Gizo (New Georgia Group, Islas Salomón) (pop: 6,150) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
486 km al SE de Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
505 km al SE de Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
976 km al ENE de Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from ENE
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Energía liberada estimada: 2 x 1012 joules (554 MWh, equivalente a 477 toneladas de TNT) Más info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.035 kmSolomon Islands: 88 Km SSE of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

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Port Moresby / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Felt the earthquake, it was light  
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