Terremoto moderato mag. 5.1 - Bismarck Sea, 21 km a sud-est da Madang, Papua Nuova Guinea, lunedì, 08 febbraio 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.1 - Bismarck Sea, 21 km a sud-est da Madang, Papua Nuova Guinea, lunedì, 08 febbraio 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.1 at 64 km depth

8 Feb 12:54 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 20 minuti.
Update Mon, 8 Feb 2021, 13:00
Significant magnitude 5.1 earthquake 21 km southeast of Madang, Papua New Guinea
5.1 quake 8 Feb 10:34 pm (GMT +10)
5.1 quake 8 Feb 10:34 pm (GMT +10)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred only 26 minutes ago 21 km southeast of Madang, Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 64.4 km beneath the epicenter near Madang, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, late at night on Monday 8 February 2021 at 10:34 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 5.1 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 Madang (pop. 27,400) located 21 km from the epicenter, Goroka (pop. 18,500) 99 km away, and Kainantu (pop. 8,500) 103 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kundiawa (pop. 9,400) located 127 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 8 Feb 2021 12:34:20 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: lunedì, 8 feb 2021 22:34 (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 5.1
Profondità: 64.4 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 5.361°S / 145.9113°E (Bismarck Sea, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Karkar (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km SE da Madang (pop: 27,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
99 km NE da Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
103 km N da Kainantu (pop: 8,510) --> Vedi sismi vicini
127 km NE da Kundiawa (pop: 9,380) --> Vedi sismi vicini
193 km NO da Lae (pop: 76,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
194 km ENE da Mt Hagen (Dei District) (pop: 33,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
220 km NNO da Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
264 km ENE da Mendi (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
323 km SE da Wewak (pop: 18,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
478 km NNO da Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.9°C (80 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SW
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
5.164 km20 Km SE of Madang, Papua New GuineaUSGS
5.180 kmEASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
4.994 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
4.894 kmEastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
193.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
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