Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Enga Province, 63 km northwest of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 15 Feb 2021 5:02 pm (GMT +10) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Enga Province, 63 km northwest of Tari, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 15 Feb 2021 5:02 pm (GMT +10)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.9 at 96 km depth

15 Feb 07:20 UTC: Premier à signaler: BMKG après 18 minutes.
15 Feb 18:00: Magnitude recalculée de 5.0 à 4.9. Profondeur recalculée de 93.0 à 96.0 km (de 58 à 60 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 3.5 km (2.2 mi) au NNW.
Update Mon, 15 Feb 2021, 07:24
Significant magnitude 5.0 quake hits 60 km northwest of Tari, Papua New Guinea in the afternoon
5.0 quake 15 Feb 5:02 pm (GMT +10)
5.0 quake 15 Feb 5:02 pm (GMT +10)
Just 22 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Tari, Papua New Guinea. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Monday 15 February 2021 at 5:02 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 93 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Tari (pop. 8,200) located 60 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Wabag (pop. 4,000) located 116 km from the epicenter, and Wabag (pop. 4,000) 116 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 15 Feb 2021 07:02:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: lundi, 15 févr. 2021 17:02 (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.9
Profondeur: 96.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.4°S / 142.67°E (Enga Province, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Volcan le plus près: Doma Peaks (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km NNO de Tari (pop: 8,190) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
117 km O de Wabag (Enga) (pop: 3,960) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
137 km NO de Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
172 km ENE de Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province) (pop: 11,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
180 km ONO de Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
232 km SSO de Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
310 km ONO de Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
346 km O de Madang (pop: 27,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
385 km SE de Jayapura (Papua, Indonésie) (pop: 134,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
671 km NO de Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 20.7°C (69 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
4.996 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaBMKG

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