Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Mendi, Mendi-Munihu District, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
mer., 21 avril 2021, 05:0705:07 AM | AUTEUR : EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 5.0 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Mendi, Mendi-Munihu District, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.
5.0 quake 21 Apr 2:47 pm (GMT +10)
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the quake hit on Wednesday 21 April 2021 at 2:47 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
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 Mendi (pop. 26,300) located 45 km from the epicenter, Ialibu (pop. 6,900) 47 km away, Mt Hagen (pop. 33,600) 99 km away, and Tari (pop. 8,200) 109 km away.
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Date & heure: 21 Apr 2:47 pm (GMT +10) local time (21 Apr 2021 04:47 GMT)
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Épicentre latitude / longitude: 6.55°S / 143.67°E (Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea)
Source de données principale: BMKG
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