Terremoto moderato mag. 5.6 - 108 km a sud ovest da Kokopo, Papua Nuova Guinea, martedì, 09 febbraio 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.6 - 108 km a sud ovest da Kokopo, Papua Nuova Guinea, martedì, 09 febbraio 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.6 at 57 km depth

9 Feb 03:04 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 9 minuti.
9 Feb 03:06: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.5 a 5.6. Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 4 km (2.5 mi) al ESE.
9 Feb 07:54: Profondità ricalcolata da 10.0 a 64.0 km (da 6.2 a 40 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 4 km (2.5 mi) al NE.
9 Feb 08:12: Profondità ricalcolata da 64.0 a 57.0 km (da 40 a 35 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 1.1 km (0.7 mi) al E.
Update Tue, 9 Feb 2021, 03:09
Significant magnitude 5.6 quake hits 113 km southwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea around noon
5.6 quake 9 Feb 12:55 pm (GMT +10)
5.6 quake 9 Feb 12:55 pm (GMT +10)
Papua New Guinea was shaken near Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 only 13 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, around noon on Tuesday 9 February 2021 at 12:55 pm local time. 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.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 5.7 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.5.
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 Kokopo (pop. 26,300) located 113 km from the epicenter, and Rabaul (pop. 8,100) 120 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 9 Feb 2021 02:55:48 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: martedì, 9 feb 2021 12:55 (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 5.6
Profondità: 57.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 5.14°S / 151.71°E (Provincia della Nuova Britannia Est, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Ulawun (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km SO da Kokopo (East New Britain) (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
116 km SSO da Rabaul (East New Britain) (pop: 8,070) --> Vedi sismi vicini
180 km ENE da Kimbe (Talasea District, West New Britain) (pop: 18,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
267 km ENE da Kandrian (West New Britain) (pop: 1,010) --> Vedi sismi vicini
303 km SSE da Kavieng (New Ireland) (pop: 14,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
438 km ONO da Panguna (Bougainville) (pop: 2,920) --> Vedi sismi vicini
444 km ONO da Arawa (Bougainville) (pop: 40,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
557 km NE da Popondetta (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 28,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
604 km NE da Kokoda (Sohe, Northern Province) (pop: 6,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
697 km NE da Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 24.6°C (76 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NW
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) 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.
MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
5.657 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
5.71 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
5.653 km109 Km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New GuineaUSGS
5.676 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGeoAu
5.886 kmNew Britain Region, 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.
Kerevat town, East New Britain / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
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