Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 64 km southwest of Torokina Islet Island, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 5:13 pm (GMT +11) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Solomon Sea, 64 km southwest of Torokina Islet Island, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 5:13 pm (GMT +11)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.9 at 94 km depth

29 Dec 06:33 UTC: Premier à signaler: USGS après 20 minutes.
Update Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 06:39
Light 4.9 quake hits near Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
4.9 quake 29 Dec 5:13 pm (GMT +11)
4.9 quake 29 Dec 5:13 pm (GMT +11)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, was reported only 25 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 94.3 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Tuesday 29 December 2020 at 5:13 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 Arawa (pop. 40,300) located 117 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Dec 2020 06:13:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: mardi, 29 déc. 2020 17:13 (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 4.9
Profondeur: 94.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.6055°S / 154.5784°E (Solomon Sea, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Volcan le plus près: Bagana (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km OSO de Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
117 km OSO de Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
124 km O de Buin (pop: 750) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
300 km ONO de Gizo (New Georgia Group, Îles Salomon) (pop: 6,150) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
359 km SE de Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
378 km SE de Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
878 km ENE de Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.6°C (85 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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

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.
Mag.ProfondeurLieuSource
4.994 km105 Km WSW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.91 kmBOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
4.952 kmSolomon Islands, Papua New GuineaBMKG

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