Terremoto forte mag. 5.8 - Solomon Sea, 272 km a est da Lae, Morobe Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, sábbato, 13 febbraio 2021 -

Terremoto forte mag. 5.8 - Solomon Sea, 272 km a est da Lae, Morobe Province, Papua Nuova Guinea, sábbato, 13 febbraio 2021

Terremoto forte magnitudine 5.8 at 45 km depth

13 Feb 15:42 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 8 minuti.
13 Feb 15:44: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.7 a 5.8. Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 14 km (8.9 mi) al ENE.
13 Feb 15:55: Profondità ricalcolata da 10.0 a 45.0 km (da 6.2 a 28 mi). Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 4.9 km (3.1 mi) al WSW.
Update Sat, 13 Feb 2021, 15:48
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.8 just reported 112 km south of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea
5.8 quake 14 Feb 1:33 am (GMT +10)
5.8 quake 14 Feb 1:33 am (GMT +10)
Just 14 minutes ago, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Kandrian, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. The tremor was recorded early morning on Sunday 14 February 2021 at 1:33 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency which listed the quake at magnitude 5.8 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.7.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Kandrian (pop. 1000) located 112 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 13 Feb 2021 15:33:57 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Sunday, 14 Feb 2021 01:33 (GMT +10)
Magnitudine: 5.8
Profondità: 45.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 7.23°S / 149.41°E (Solomon Sea, Papua Nuova Guinea)
Vulcano più vicino: Garbuna (210 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km S da Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> Vedi sismi vicini
203 km SSO da Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
214 km NE da Popondetta (Sohe) (pop: 28,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
272 km ESE da Lae (pop: 76,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
297 km E da Wau (pop: 14,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini
306 km E da Bulolo (pop: 16,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
353 km NE da Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
451 km SO da Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
459 km ESE da Madang (pop: 27,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
462 km ESE da Goroka (pop: 18,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
224 km SO da New Britain Island (pop: 513,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from NNW
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 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.
5.845 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGFZ
6.02 kmNEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaEMSC
5.862 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaBMKG
6.052 km121 Km S of Kandrian, Papua New GuineaUSGS
5.549 kmNew Britain Region, P.N.G., Papua New GuineaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (3)

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Port Moresby (355.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Felt on fifth floor of seven story building at Jacksons Airport, Port Moresby. Woken by light horizontal shaking which lasted about five or six seconds. No further movement.  
Port.Moresby (352 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Slight tremor for 3 seconds | One user found this interesting.  
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I am here at Gerehu surbab of Port Moresby Papua New Guinea  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 06 Mar 2021 20:36 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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