Sismo leggero mag. 4.9 - Madang Province, 94 km a nord est da Mt Hagen, Papua Nuova Guinea, mercoledí, 02 dicembre 2020 -

Sismo leggero mag. 4.9 - Madang Province, 94 km a nord est da Mt Hagen, Papua Nuova Guinea, mercoledí, 02 dicembre 2020

Sismo leggero magnitudine 4.9 at 80 km depth

2 Dec 17:15 UTC: Primo a segnalare: BMKG dopo 11 minuti.
2 Dec 17:20: Profondità ricalcolata da 28.0 a 80.0 km (da 17.4 a 50 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 8.5 km (5.3 mi) al SSE.
Update Wed, 2 Dec 2020, 17:18
Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake 96 km northeast of Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea
4.9 quake 3 Dec 3:04 am (GMT +10)
4.9 quake 3 Dec 3:04 am (GMT +10)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 14 minutes ago 96 km northeast of Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 28 km beneath the epicenter near Mt Hagen, Hagen, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, early morning on Thursday 3 December 2020 at 3.04 am 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.
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 Kundiawa (pop. 9,400) located 83 km from the epicenter, Mt Hagen (pop. 33,600) 96 km away, and Madang (pop. 27,400) 101 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Goroka (pop. 18,500) located 106 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 2 Dec 2020 17:04:27 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 03:04 (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 4.9
Profondità: 80.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 5.35°S / 144.91°E (Madang Province, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Crater Mountain (138 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km N da Kundiawa (Chimbu) (pop: 9,380) --> Vedi sismi vicini
94 km NE da Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
97 km NNO da Goroka (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 18,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
98 km O da Madang (pop: 27,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
149 km NO da Kainantu (Eastern Highlands) (pop: 8,510) --> Vedi sismi vicini
165 km ENE da Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
245 km SE da Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
277 km ONO da Lae (Morobe) (pop: 76,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
281 km NO da Bulolo (Morobe) (pop: 16,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
521 km NNO da Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 23°C (73 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from W
Fonte dati primaria: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
4.980 kmNew Guinea, Papua New GuineaBMKG

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