Sismo leggero mag. 4.9 - Solomon Sea, 64 km a sud ovest da Torokina Islet , Papua Nuova Guinea, martedí, 29 dicembre 2020 -

Sismo leggero mag. 4.9 - Solomon Sea, 64 km a sud ovest da Torokina Islet , Papua Nuova Guinea, martedí, 29 dicembre 2020

Sismo leggero magnitudine 4.9 at 94 km depth

29 Dec 06:33 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 20 minuti.
Update Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 06:39
Light 4.9 quake hits near Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
4.9 quake 29 Dec 5:13 pm (GMT +11)
4.9 quake 29 Dec 5:13 pm (GMT +11)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, was reported only 25 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 94.3 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Tuesday 29 December 2020 at 5:13 pm 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Arawa (pop. 40,300) located 117 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 29 Dec 2020 06:13:47 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 17:13 (GMT +11)
Magnitudine: 4.9
Profondità: 94.3 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 6.6055°S / 154.5784°E (Solomon Sea, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Bagana (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km OSO da Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> Vedi sismi vicini
117 km OSO da Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
124 km O da Buin (pop: 750) --> Vedi sismi vicini
300 km ONO da Gizo (New Georgia Group, Isole Salomone) (pop: 6,150) --> Vedi sismi vicini
359 km SE da Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
378 km SE da Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> Vedi sismi vicini
878 km ENE da Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.6°C (85 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from ESE
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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

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.
4.994 km105 Km WSW of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS
4.91 kmBOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
4.952 kmSolomon Islands, Papua New GuineaBMKG

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