Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 44 km south of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
jeu., 22 avril 2021, 22:1622:16 PM | AUTEUR : EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported in the morning near Vanimo, Vanimo-Green River District, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.
4.8 quake 23 Apr 8:00 am (GMT +10)
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the quake hit on Friday 23 April 2021 at 8:00 am 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 as well.
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 Vanimo (pop. 11,200) located 44 km from the epicenter, Jayapura (pop. 134,900) 91 km away, and Abepura (pop. 62,200) 94 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Aitape (pop. 5,500) located 113 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 23 Apr 8:00 am (GMT +10) local time (22 Apr 2021 22:00 GMT)
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.08°S / 141.33°E (West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea)
Primary data source: BMKG
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