Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 201 km west of Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 15 Feb 2021 12:53 am (GMT +10) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 201 km west of Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 15 Feb 2021 12:53 am (GMT +10)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.8 at 118 km depth

14 Feb 15:00 UTC: Premier à signaler: BMKG après 7 minutes.
14 Feb 15:05: Profondeur recalculée de 119.0 à 118.0 km (de 74 à 73 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 1.1 km (0.7 mi) au E.
Update Sun, 14 Feb 2021, 15:06
Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 100 km west of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea after midnight
4.8 quake 15 Feb 12:53 am (GMT +10)
4.8 quake 15 Feb 12:53 am (GMT +10)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 4.8 quake in Papua New Guinea near Ambunti, Ambunti-Dreikikir, East Sepik Province, only 13 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Monday 15 February 2021 at 12:53 am local time at an intermediate depth of 118 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ambunti (pop. 2,100) located 100 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 14 Feb 2021 14:53:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: lundi, 15 févr. 2021 00:53 (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.8
Profondeur: 118.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.15°S / 141.92°E (East Sepik Province, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Volcan le plus près: Doma Peaks (238 km / 148 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km O de Ambunti (East Sepik) (pop: 2,070) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
122 km SSO de Aitape (Sandaun) (pop: 5,550) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
177 km SSE de Vanimo (Sandaun) (pop: 11,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
201 km OSO de Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
201 km OSO de Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
224 km SE de Jayapura (Papua, Indonésie) (pop: 134,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
224 km SE de Abepura (Papua, Indonésie) (pop: 62,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
294 km NO de Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
319 km NO de Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
827 km NO de Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 23.5°C (74 F), humidity: 99%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
4.8118 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaBMKG
4.8118 kmNEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEAEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Cooktown north qld / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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