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Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake 92 km southwest of Wewak, Papua New Guinea

ven., 6 août 2021, 14:16
4.3 quake 6 Aug 11:49 pm (GMT +10)
4.3 quake 6 Aug 11:49 pm (GMT +10)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Papua New Guinea near Wewak, East Sepik Province, only 25 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Friday 6 August 2021 at 11:49 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 30 km. 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 4.3 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 Ambunti (pop. 2,100) located 25 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Wewak (pop. 18,200) located 92 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data:
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Date & heure: 6 Aug 2021 11:49 pm (GMT +10) local time (6 Aug 2021 13:49 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.3
Profondeur: 30.0 km
Épicentre latitude / longitude: 4.09°S / 143°E (East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea)
Source de données principale: BMKG

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