Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 217 km north of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 1:52 am (GMT +10) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Bismarck Sea, 217 km north of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 1:52 am (GMT +10)

Séisme modéré magnitude 5.1 at 30 km depth

15 Jan 16:07 UTC: Premier à signaler: EMSC après 14 minutes.
15 Jan 16:13: Magnitude recalculée de 4.8 à 5.1. Profondeur recalculée de 140.0 à 10.0 km (de 87 à 6.2 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 31 km (19 mi) au N.
15 Jan 16:46: Profondeur recalculée de 10.0 à 12.0 km (de 6.2 à 7.5 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 10.2 km (6.4 mi) au SE.
15 Jan 19:38: Profondeur recalculée de 12.0 à 30.0 km (de 7.5 à 18.6 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 15 km (9.4 mi) au ESE.
Date & time: 15 Jan 2021 15:52:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: samedi, 16 janv. 2021 01:52 (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 5.1
Profondeur: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.63°S / 149.8°E (Bismarck Sea, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Volcan le plus près: Mundua (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
161 km SO de Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
217 km N de Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
270 km ONO de Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
285 km ONO de Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
332 km ESE de Lorengau (Manus District) (pop: 5,810) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
463 km NE de Lae (pop: 76,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
479 km ENE de Madang (pop: 27,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
530 km NE de Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
535 km NE de Wau (pop: 14,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
713 km NNE de Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
259 km NNO de New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.1°C (84 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from N
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
5.130 kmBISMARCK SEA, Papua New GuineaEMSC
4.8140 kmBismarck Sea, Papua New GuineaBMKG
5.110 km169 Km SW of Kavieng, Papua New GuineaUSGS
5.310 kmBismarck Sea, Papua New GuineaGFZ

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